Title Profile & Character Information

The Book Thief

Annotation
The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of "I Am the Messenger, " has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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