Quick to read
Build your vocabulary
Why read it?
- This book is written in a first person narrative. The character that narrates the story is Death.
- The language is clear and quite standard.
- You can build your English with a lot of useful vocabulary.
- The book is long, 560 pages, but it is engaging and interesting to read
This award-winning book centres around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World Ward II. Liesel’s experiences are narrated by Death, who describes both the beauty and destruction of life in this era. In this difficult time Liesel’s foster father, Hans, teaches her to read in secret and Liesel begins to steal the books the Nazis are looking to destroy and also write her own stories. This is a tale of Liesel’s journey of self-discovery, the formation of a family and her life as a book thief.