This is another one of those books that brings to mind why there is chocolate and vanilla. This book was recommended by a friend and she really enjoyed it. It is a New York Times best seller. A young woman deals with death and desperation in Nazi Germany by stealing books.
I really found this book hard to read. I thought it was choppy and difficult to follow. With that said, I look more for entertainment than edification. Perhaps this book is edifying but it wasn’t for me.
The protagonist climbs in a window at the Mayor’s house to steal a book. Perhaps there is symbolism there and I just didn’t get it.
This book has a lot of great reviews so once again I find myself out of step with the NY Times a bunch of other people because I just didn’t enjoy it.
Body of work of Markus Zusak