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Book Club: The Book Thief

Yeah for book clubs. Joined a new one which met tonight to talk about The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

A story about a very overworked death. 

A story about a very overworked death. 

Replete with a stealing heroine (we love her for it), a chain-smoking foster father who teaches our heroine to read by writing words on a wall (literal? Well, yes) and Rudy, the German ideal, who wants to be running races and kissing our heroine.

What it had loads of? Humanity. The horrors of WWII and the persecution of the Jews told from the perspective of one lost, but compassion-hearted girl.

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