Friday Book Share – The Book Thief

This week’s Friday Book Share (created by Shelley Wilson – LINK HERE) I’m sharing The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

The purpose is to share books you’ve enjoyed by following the FRIDAY acronym:

First line of the book

Recruit fans by adding the blurb

Introduce the main character using only three words

Delightful design (add the cover of the book)

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


First line of the book:

“Here is a small fact: You are going to die.”

Recruit fans by adding the blurb:

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Introduce the main character using only three words:

Smart. Thoughtful. Brave.

Delightful design:


Audience appeal:

This book is great for people who like historical novels, or anyone who wants to be drawn into a beautifully written, wonderful, life-changing story.

Your favourite lines/scenes:

“It’s a small story really, about, among other things:
* A girl
* Some words
* An accordionist
* Some fanatical Germans
* A Jewish fist fighter
* And quite a lot of thievery”

“One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.”

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.”

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

“He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world. She was the book thief without the words. Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”

“Together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.”

“He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.”

“She was saying goodbye and she didn’t even know it.”


Hope you enjoyed another Friday Book Share! The Book Thief is one of my favourite books of all time. I usually tear up just talking about it because of how amazing it is! 🙂 



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