There have been plenty of stories – both fiction and nonfiction – from WWII with accounts of the Holocaust and war. And although it’s probably not the first, this was the first one I have read/seen of a German who was not Nazi and did not agree with the party’s beliefs or actions. The story is told from a very interesting perspective, though. You discover quickly from the start of the book that the narrator is Death. The main character is a young girl – the book thief – who has no way of understanding what is happening around her. She has had a tough childhood, which haunts her in her dreams but she forms some incredible relationships who help her cope with her past and help her grow into a strong young woman. This is the story of the book thief and her relationships.
I highly recommend it! And now I can see the movie!