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3. The Book Thief Why Oxford Tutoring recommends this book: Zusak offers perspective on the side of the war rarely discussed through the life of Liesel and her adopted family during WWII in Germany. Liesel uses the power of words to make it through the difficult times of the war and to influence the life of a friend who would otherwise have died.

Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief (2013). While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

this is liesel, the protagonist of our great story. she is the daughter of two communist , therefore she and her brother had to be shipped away. on the train to meet their foster parents, her brother dies & at his funeral , she steals her first book. this starts a career in thievery for her. she begins to make close friends on Himmel Street, but just as all seemed to be going well, the bombs were dropped and all of her happiness disappeared .

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