The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

567 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grav...

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Moods

emotional 90%
sad 82%
dark 61%
reflective 46%
tense 26%
challenging 24%
inspiring 23%
hopeful 21%
adventurous 15%
informative 13%
funny 9%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 24%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 41% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 35% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 43% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 4%

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4.47

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