• The Book Thief: by Markus Zusak -- Analysis

  • By: BookBuddy
  • Narrated by: Reid Kerr
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-24-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BookBuddy
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you are a WWII history buff or simply enjoy a good tear-jerker, this analysis of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief will enhance your listening. The unique narration by Death personified offers listeners a thought-provoking experience as they explore a fictional portrayal of WWII Germany. The 9-year-old protagonist, Liesel Merminger, faces evils and challenges that no child should have to encounter. Get an expert's analysis of the story to see how the main character finds the strength to survive through books and the power of words.
Markus Zusak relies heavily on foreshadowing to progress the story while adding the intriguing perspective of Death's mind. Delve deeper into The Book Thief as you explore the fictional and real locations in Germany. The chapter-by-chapter analysis takes you through the plot and highlights Markus Zusak's use of symbols, which enhance the overall tone. Catch details that you missed on your first read-through, and learn how the author used imagery and bolded words. Look through the discussion questions to challenge your mind and gain a better understanding of the novel. Find deeper meaning in The Book Thief with this analysis that provides interesting concepts with a breakdown of the story and its elements.
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1 out of 5 stars
By John on 02-08-14

High School Book Report

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I wouldn't recommend it for anyone.

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I expected an indepth anaylsis of the author: his previous books, his rersearch for The Book Thief, why he wrote the book, personal ties, if any, to the events described. None of these aspects were discussed to my satisfaction. I did miss the fact initially that it was only 23 minutes in lenght. My mistake.

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