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Friday, November 8, 2013

Novels into Movies...!


To be released on November 8th,
 Zusak's #1 bestselling novel comes to the screen
 featuring performances by 
Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush 

"The Australian writer Markus Zusak's brilliant and hugely ambitious new young-adult novel is startling in many ways, but the first thing many teenagers will notice is its length: 552 pages! It's one thing to write a long book about, say, a boy who happens across a dragon's egg; it's quite another to write a long, achingly sad, intricately structured book about Nazi Germany narrated by Death itself.  Fortunately, this book isn't about Death; it's about death, and so much else. Principally it is about Liesel Meminger, whose little brother dies just before Liesel's mother leaves her with foster parents in a dismal town in southern Germany (her father, a Communist, has been taken away)..."     -  So writes YA writer John Green in his New York Times Book Review of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

  Read the full review here.

Come in and pick up your copy today. In addition to regular volumes, the Merrick Library has this book in large type and on CD as an audiobook. 

Below are some scenes from the movie...

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