The Book Thief | Nazi Germany & Beautiful Poetry

This time last week I was thoroughly enjoying The Book Thief. It is one of the best books I have read in a while, purely for the poetry. Every single sentence held lots of meaning so I would love to study this book at a later date.

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Markus Zusak was very clever when he chose to have the book narrated by Death. Not many people could pull this off, but it was perfect. I have not done many English Language studies in a while but this book feeded that hunger!

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“It kills me sometimes, how people die”

I’ve not written poetry in a while. Though this book didn’t inspire me to, it certainly made me appreciate the art of it.

The characters were very lovable and Max’s story was heart-breaking. I would love to watch the film because the visualisation (as I can see from the trailer) is very accurate. With most book-film conversions, I imagine the characters completely differently to how I pictured them in the book.

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This is a book I would love to read again, though I do not have copy of it. I borrowed from a friend (saving my bank account and the environment). I would recommend you do the same, it’s very convenient!

After reading this book, I hit a slump. I went into Pride and Prejudice with very high expectations and didn’t get what I was hoping from the novel. I then moved on to The Secret Barrister. It’s very informative but I can’t read it in large chunks! Now I am slightly recovered, because I am reading a dystopian fiction called Six of Crows (you may have heard of it).


Please recommend me some more of this author, I loved this book ever so much!

What are you reading at the moment?

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22 thoughts on “The Book Thief | Nazi Germany & Beautiful Poetry

  1. I’ve heard so much about it but hadn’t picked it up yet. *sighs wistfully* maybe one day.
    In Six of Crows, have you met Kaz and Jasper (was that his name?) And Inej and the red haired kid yet? I mean, which part have you reached? Or have you finished it? Honestly, I fan-girled so much about this book 😂 It’s amazing! I’m currently reading Imprudence. It takes place in the 90’s, I believe, and it’s pretty interesting so far with how the characters entangle. Besides, it has supernatural creatures soooo ☺

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    • I finished it quite a while ago (last week 😂) along with Crooked Kingdom. Yes, I have been introduced to all the characters. Ooh, Imprudence looks cool. Supernatural creatures are my favourite (I’m a massive Doctor Who fan). Enjoy your book?

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      • I’ve heard the SOC 3 might come out this year. And yuppp. I finished it, and now I’m looking up the third one. The fourth one has recently been published. It’s pretty funny =)

        Which supernatural creature is your fave? I’m not sure if mine is a werewolf or a vampire, tbh. Hard choice XD

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      • There are lots of rumours flying about bookstagram! I do want to see more of the squad. I haven’t read the Shadow and Bone triology (Set before soc) though it is on my birthday list.
        You ask me a very hard question! I love vampires, Twilight or not, and I suppose werewolves are cool too!

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      • I read the Shadow and Bone series! The characters haven’t really stuck in my mind; they weren’t very memorable. But, there were a lot of unexpected surprises. I defo recommend it tho! Not the best book, but still a good one

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  2. Interesting! I re-read this a few weeks ago and actually rated it down two stars. What worked so well for the first time I found annoying this time around. The asides from Death felt like someone interrupting my reading every page or so and they bounced me out of the story.

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