The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad 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 81%
dark 60%
reflective 47%
tense 25%
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: 94% | It's complicated: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 35% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 4%

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