Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another ABC Book Challengepost. I decided to do this to add more variety to the blog and also because it looked incredibly fun (and so far, it is!). Once again, thank you to Sofii @A Book. A Thought. for introducing this tag to me, and for her support. You should definitely check out her blog if you haven’t already!
Here’s the challenge: Every week, I’ll have a post sharing my most favorite titles as well as those on my current TBR list that start with the corresponding letter. (For weird letters like Q, X, and Z, I might have to bend the rules a little and just have those letters somewhere in the title, but we’ll see.)
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Version: Paperback Page Count: 550 Publisher: Alfred P. Knopf Synopsis:GoodReads Notable Notables: Unconventional narrator, Nazi Germany, Holocaust remembrance, Censorship Recommended Readers: Everyone Rating: ★★★★★
[This review was originally published on Goodreads.]
Edit: It seems only fitting that my first book review for Where the Words Take Me, a self-proclaimed open love letter to books, should begin with a story about a girl with her own love affair, stealing books from Nazi book burnings. I couldn’t have been more transparent than if I’d chosen Fahrenheit 451.
Allow me to start by saying that I’m one of those people who enjoys studying World War II, having a morbid fascination with the psychology behind Hitler’s Nazi Germany and everything that happened there. Naturally, accounts from Holocaust survivors or historical fiction about the Holocaust is something I find of great importance for us as members of society to read and remember. Because these survivors are dying from old age, and the voice of Holocaust deniers are, unfortunately, growing stronger. We have to keep reading stories like this, for history’s sake if not just for our own.