In 1939 Germany a young girl named Liesel notices the exact moment Death takes her brother away. With the startling realization he has been spotted, Death takes an interest in a human for the very first time and starts to look over Leisel. While starting a new life with her adoptive parents and best friend Rudy, Liesel discovers a passion for books and words and will stop at nothing to get to them – even if it means stealing from Nazi book burnings. One night a stranger named Max shows up at her door and his presence changes her life forever. Is there anything more dangerous than stealing books or hiding a Jew during World War II? Taking place over a few years, The Book Thief is fantastically innovative with Death as the narrator and shares a story full of life, death, love, and heartache that stays with you longer after it ends. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days after I finished!