The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad medium-paced

584 pages | first published 2005

Edition information

Description

The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never be...
Browse similar books...

Plus

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...

Community Reviews

Summary of 86428 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 81%
dark 60%
reflective 46%
tense 26%
inspiring 24%
challenging 23%
hopeful 21%
adventurous 15%
informative 13%
funny 10%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

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%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 35% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.48

See all reviews...