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 80%
dark 62%
reflective 45%
tense 25%
inspiring 24%
hopeful 23%
challenging 22%
adventurous 15%
informative 12%
funny 10%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 26%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 42% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 37% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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Average rating

4.48