Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @bookslayerReads that allows us to feature books, that are not part of a series, that we loved.
Today is actually Easter and it’s the first time that I’m spending it away from my family, which is a really weird feeling. We aren’t that religious, but usually on this day we have a big family diner and just spend time together, so it’s kind of weird to be on my own today. My parents did visit me yesterday and we spent all day together. We explored Vienna a bit, as it was the first time my mom was here and we just enjoyed each others company. It was simply a wonderful day and I had an amazing time!
Okay, I just felt like sharing that for some reason. Now let us talk about the actual book that I want to feature in this Standalone Sunday!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
HERE IS A SMALL FACT:
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.1939.
Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death hs never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with her foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.
It’s a small story, about:
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW:
DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.
The Book Thief is one of my favourite books and the one that made me cry the most. I actually remember having to stop reading it, because I couldn’t see through all the tears. And that NEVER actually happens.
(It only happened with one other book in my whole life.) Usually when I cry I can still read, but this time I just couldn’t. This book destroyed me emotionally, in the best way possible. (If you can even say it like that!)
I just love everything about this book. From the writing style, to the setting to the characters – everything was simply wonderful. And tragic and sad and heartbreaking.
(I think you get it by now…) I would highly recommend everyone to read this book! Literary EVERYONE! And then come and talk with me. This is the only books that I have wanted to reread for years, but not actually done so since I’m not emotionally ready to do it yet. (Sorry for my English in that sentence, I have nooo idea how to word it properly!) Hopefully I’ll be some time in the future, we shall see!