5 reasons to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s time for another 5 reasons to read style review and you can tell from the title that I’m going to be talking about The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’d been meaning to read this for years before I actually read it and it quickly became one of my favourites. Let’s get started.
  1. If you enjoy historical fiction, then you should definitely check this book out, especially if you are interested in books set during WII. I know this is quite a hyped book but it’s well worth it.
  2. This book is written from the perspective of Death and I loved this unique way of telling this story. The writing is fantastic and I was engaged from the very beginning.
  3. The characters are so well written. I love Liesal as a protagonist. Zusak also does a wonderful job at creating the relationships between the characters.
  4. I think this book was originally marketed as YA but I think it can be enjoyed by a wide of people and ages.
  5. It’s one of my all time favourite historical fiction book and I want to recommend it to everyone.


That’s all for today. As you can tell I loved this book. I have I am the Messenger, also by Zusak, on my TBR but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I am also excited for his new book to be released later this year. Have you read this book? I’d love to know your thoughts. I think it can be like marmite – you either love it or hate it. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.





11 thoughts on “5 reasons to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    1. Well I love it so of course I would recommend giving it another try but if you’ve already tried a few times, maybe it just isn’t working for you…


    1. Yes! It’s so good. I’m interested to see what the film is like. I know it’s been out for a while now but I just haven’t seen it yet. 😂

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  1. I keep hearing good things about this book. I know it’s been around for a while, but maybe I should read it sometime. Just too many good books to read though, there’s never enough time for everything.


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