Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; Later Printing edition (September 11, 2007)
Some of you might remember I reviewed Marcus Zuzak's 'The Book Thief' in March 2011 and shared these thoughts:
"...The Book Thief is the amazing story of a young girl named Liesel growing up in Germany's wartime era. Her father is a communist, her mother is in trouble with the Nazi party and her little brother soon dies.
She is sent to live with her foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann in Himmel street and befriends amongst other children, a boy named Rudy who is in love with her and becomes her best friend.
Theirs are a poor life and hunger their constant companion. Both children are also members of the Hitler Youth movement.
Books are a rare commodity in Nazi Germany, and Hans or Papa, teaches Liesel to read whilst writing on the basement wall and playing his accordion.
The book is written from Death's point of view -quite a novelty - and we discover Liesel will eventually meet Death 4 times."
(see full review HERE)
I ended by stating:
"This book is rated as Young Adult material but I am convinced any adult will discover in it a world rarely even acknowledged.
The original format, the 550 pages, the words of the narrator alone - " I am haunted by Humans" - makes this a powerful message to be read not just by young people!
This is the kind of book that at the end, you close, rest your hand on its cover and just feel with your heart as well as your mind.
Always forgive, never forget!
Such a simple message, and a hard earned one at the cost of over 60 millions souls..."
By now Amazon has listed more than 2400 reviews! Definitively a hit for the author with over 1900 of these with 5 stars!
For those of you who appreciated this unique novel, I am happy to share the news the book is made into a movie!
Canadian young star Sophie Nelisse will play the part of Liesel along with other well known actors such as Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush!
The Book Thief will be released on 15 Novembre 2013 in U.S. theatres (additional releases dates HERE!)
I hope to review the movie as soon as possible!