The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I have read up to page 41 in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
The summary of the book so far is very narrow. The book started out with a hidden voice talking. From the book, you can conclude the perspective is told by death. He views people and their lives and takes their souls when they are ready to die. He had a few encounters with a girl names Liesel but she kept on defeating him. The book was told in the time of the holocaust and Liesel is Jewish. She witnesses her brother die and soon is taken in by a non-Jewish family, and they take care of her.
Her "mom" is described to always be fussing and complaining about everything. Her "father" who she has an easier time calling papa is a man who is usually unnoticed but within him, he is a very kind person with a good heart. She had a hard time getting used to living with them, but her father made everything much easier for her. She slept near her when she had nightmares, played the accordion when days were dull, and protected her fully. Her mother even though always in a bad mood, deep inside loved Liesel.
Liesel goes to school but she is behind everyone and can not read. She steals books. Not because she reads them, for she does not even know how, but she takes them for meaning and memory. For example when her brother died, she took a book. This is basically where I read up to and I am very interested to read on. This book is definitely a page-turner, and probably the best book I have been reading. I am determined to unravel the new mysteries that appear in the book, and hopefully I will be even more satisfied with the book, then I am now. I will update you with more summaries this upcoming week.