The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

fiction historical young adult dark emotional reflective medium-paced

552 pages | first published 2005

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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 77%
dark 64%
reflective 46%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 25%
tense 24%
challenging 23%
adventurous 13%
funny 11%
informative 11%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 30%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 49% | A mix: 44% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 37% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.47