Title Profile & Character Information

The Book Thief

Annotation
Set during World War II in Germany, Zusaks groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books.

Awards
2006  National Jewish Book Awards
2007  Book Sense Book of the Year
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2009  Garden State Teen Book Award
2006  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameMeminger, Liesel
GenderFemale
TraitOrphan

GenreHistorical
Young adult fiction
Psychological
Sociological
TopicsWorld War II
Death and dying
Orphans
Working classes
Friendship
Foster children
Fugitives
Theft
Thieves
Books and reading
Crime
SettingMolching, Germany
Germany