I recently finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It was a wonderful novel and I strongly recommend that people of all ages read it. Although it is a young adult novel, it has very dark and cruel themes. The Book Thief is about a young girl's life in Nazi Germany, and how she deals with life's challenges. This book asks, what do you do when you feel something is wrong? Do you comply with society and their rules or do you stand up for what you believe in? Also, you see how Leisal, the main character, deals with the death and loss of many people that she loved and held dear to her heart. It's a powerful story that will without a doubt provoke emotion from the reader.