The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak with Trudy White (Illustrator)

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad medium-paced

554 pages | first published 2005

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1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This i...
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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 10%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 25%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | 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: 5%

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: 25% | N/A: 4%

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4.48

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