by Marcus Zusak
It isn't often that the Ladies of the Book Club (meeting: second Thursday of each month, 1:30, Burton Library) agree so completely on a selection. The Book Thief inspired us to such a conclusion. Told from Death's point of view it is a story of a young girl growing up inside Nazi Germany during World War II. It is an usual perspective. One that generated much discussion in our group. This book is sure to become a modern classic. It is both poetic and thought provoking. We give it 5 out of 5 coffee cups!