Goodreads Blurb: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
My thoughts: The book was well written, cleverly narrated, and populated by compelling characters. It was easy for me to rate the book a strong 4 out of 5 stars. The film, however, has left me with mixed feelings.
On the one hand Ben Schnetzer seemed like the perfect Max - the Jewish man hidden in Liesel's basement -