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Gareth The Reader

The Book Thief

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Hi all,


New to the group, but had to post about this book!


Finished it after an initial struggle with the writing style (it's written by Death!), but wowee what a book. One of the reviewers in the inside cover evidently had similar trouble with the style but soon ended up missing sleep reading this genuinely un-put-down-able book.


Has anyone else read it and enjoyed it as much as I did? 38 yr old soldiers don't often cry at the end of a book!

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Hi Gareth, welcome to BGO.

The Book Thief is one of a number of books published in the last few years that is aimed at both adults and young people, and like the Harry Potter series comes in two different covers, depending on which end of the age scale it is aimed at.

We actually have a long thread (4 pages) on The Book Thief, but it is down in the Children and Young Adult forum. Do go and take a look at what other members thought of it.


Here is a direct link to the thread.

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