The Book Thief

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If you are looking for some good holiday reading give ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak a try. The novel is set during World War II in Germany and it is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meagre existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

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