Australian author Markus Zusak wrote this book in 2005 and it has won numerous awards as was listed on The New York Times Bestseller list for more than 200 weeks. It mentions the story of nine-year-old German girl Liesel Meminger during World War II. After the death of her brother she goes to her new home and meets her foster parents Hans and Rosa. After her foster parents give shelter to a Jewish man Max, the family is endangered even more. Her foster father teaches her to read in secret and Liesel starts to write. She starts to steal books and embarks on journey of self-discovery.
Originally published: 2005
Author: Markus Zusak
Adaptations: The Book Thief (2013)
Page count: 550
Characters: Liesel Meminger, Rudy Steiner, Max Vandenburg, Hans Hubermann, Rosa Hubermann
Genres: Fiction, Young-adult fiction, Novel, History, Historical drama