Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Have you read The Book Thief? It's extraordinary, probably one of my favorite books of all time. It was also marketed as YA here in the States, but not in Zusak's native Australia.
My wife brought it home for me last week, about 90 pages thru it. Pretty easy read, and so far, enjoyable. Really enjoyed the "jessie owens incident" or whatever that was titled. I know his parents grew up in Germany, so i wonder how much was imported from the stories of his families living there at the time (I'll assume his parents were too young to live thru WW2, but his grandparents certainly would have gone thru it, perhaps older uncles/aunts, cousins, etc...