It’s been a while since I’ve read a book this good. It takes place in Nazi Germany. The plot is about an abandoned girl raised by poor foster parents. She has an obsession with books which she steals—hence the title. As a united household, the girl and her foster parents shelter a Jew during the war.
What makes it noteworthy is that it’s creative and unique, but not in a confusing kind of way. It’s actually a simple read, but extremely poetic and artistic—as in, there are drawings in the book. It’s cleverly-written, beautiful prose. In fact, the writing gets better and better. The last chapters had me misty-eyed. I highly recommend it which was the general consensus of the book club. Although very few of us completely finish reading in time for our dinner. I’ll admit that I was finishing up two hours before we met.
I need to spend less time on Twitter, Facebook, and People.com, and more time reading great literature.