Genre: YA Historical Fiction
So, I've read this book again! After only one year since I read it the first time, something quite not normal for me. ( I like to give books many years between re-readings... and I'm not a big re-reader anyway.)
But since this is what we're discussing at my house tomorrow for book club, and since I've been raving about to everyone for the past few months, I decided I'd read it again... and guess what? It's even BETTER the second time around! Yes. I loved it... again.
This is an amazing story about a girl who lives in Germany as World War II gets going. Her foster parents aren't too thrilled with Hitler, but have to supress that feeling. They end up hiding a Jew in their basement, who she becomes quite attached to. The girl gets through all the anxiety by reading, mostly books she's "stolen."
The writing is amazing, very poetic and descriptive. You can totally FEEL what's going on. This time through, I tried to write down some of the ways phrases he used to describe things, but a I gave up after awhile. There were too many! Too bad I don't have words to describe his writing! You'll just have to go read it for yourself, if you haven't already!