"The Girl Who Stole Books" is the book chosen for debate in the Club of Reading of the BM of Silves – Jornal diariOnline Região Sul

"The Girl Who Stole Books" is the book chosen for debate in the Club of Reading of the BM of Silves - Jornal diariOnline Região Sul

"The Girl Who Stole Books" by Markus Zusak is the book chosen for discussion at the Reading Club of the Municipal Library of Silves, on October 29 at 6:30 p.m., whose session lasts approximately 1:30 a.m. and consists of a debate informal and relaxed around the suggested title.

The only condition to participate in the "Reading Club" is to be a reader enrolled in the Municipal Library and to submit a self registration form, having for more information, available the telephone 282 440 899 and the electronic address [email protected].


(Work included in the National Reading Plan; Recommended book for the 9th year of schooling, aimed at reading oriented)

When death tells us a story we have every interest in listening to it. Assuming the role of narrator in The Girl Who Stole Books, we go to her meeting in Germany, during the Second World War, where she has a very active role in collecting souls victims of the conflict. And it is by this time that she crosses for the second time with Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, delivered for adoption, who had already passed through the eyes of death at her little brother's funeral. It was there that Liesel stole her first book, the first of many she will fall in love with and that will help her overcome the difficulties of life, giving meaning to her existence. When he stole it, still could not read, it will be with the help of his father, a perfect accordion interpreter who will know how to walk the path of letters, exorcising ghosts of the past. Over the years, Liesel will continue to devote herself to the practice of stealing books and meeting death, which will always use an unfeeling, though human and poetic record, attracting the attention of those who read it to each sentence, each sense, every word. A superb book that excels by originality and that gives us another look at the days of war in the heart of Germany and above all by love of literature.


Markus Zusak, 1975, Australia. He grew up listening to stories about World War II from the perspective of Germany, his mother's home country. With the publication of The Girl Who Stole Books, international critics from both Australia and the United States considered it a literary phenomenon and one of the most innovative and poetic novelists of our time. At the age of thirty this is his fifth book and has already been awarded several prizes. About him Zusak says that "I wanted to write something completely different from what I had done before". He lives in Sydney.



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