The Book Thief is by Markus Zusak. Classic must-read story of life in Germany during WWII. The story is narrated by Death, who tells the tale of Liesel, a foster child, whose foster parents decide to hide a Jew in their basement. Liesel steals books, with the help of her friend Rudy. A wonderful tale of courage, loss, and life in Nazi Germany. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read.
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).