Summary: In Nazi Germany Liesel is adopted by Hans Hubbermann and Rosa Hubbermann. When her mother takes her and her younger brother to the family, her brother dies. Liesel wants to learn to read, and takes to thievery. Hence the name, "The Book Thief".
Recommendation: Anyone who wants a very good read should read this book. I don't like historical fiction, but I LOVED this book. Just be prepared to cry. A lot.