During the tail end of World War II, our protagonist Liesel heads toward a new home. From there, we follow her as she tries to be a child in Nazi Germany. My heart breaks for her on almost every page. The book is like a song, sorrowful and beautiful all at once.
Living with a foster family in Germany during World War II, a young girl struggles to survive her day-to-day trials through stealing anything she can get her hands on, but when she discovers the beauty of literature, she realizes that she has been blessed with a gift that must be shared with others, including the Jewish man hiding in the basement. Reprint.