Are you wondering if The Book Thief will be a good read for you? Check out this review of Markus Zusak’s bestseller to get an expert’s opinion on the story, characters, and themes. With the comprehension of a typical 9-year-old, Liesel Merminger struggles to survive with a foster family in Nazi Germany. Books and the words within become Liesel’s strongest tool as she learns to read and fight for her life. Young adults learning about the Holocaust can gain an insider’s perspective from this fictional portrayal. Readers are taken on an emotional journey narrated by Death.