The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Trudy White, Markus Zusak What an astonishingly great book! Though not a cheerful subject, it still filled me with joy because you are in the presence of a storyteller par excellence. The narrator has such a wonderful way with words that even when the joy turns to heartbreak you still are riveted to the story due to its sheer power. Rare indeed is a book like this that had me longing to return to it when I wasn't reading it. The movie was great too and faithful to the book which is refreshing.