As indicated at the back of the book;
…the novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever they are to be found.
With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
The synopsis is quite interesting and it prompted me to buy the book last November. However, I still haven’t finished the book and it’s already February! The book’s pace is quite slow and for me who loves reading fast-paced books this one kinda bored me. Hopefully I can get to the part where the story builds up so I can get more into it, particularly since I got so many good reviews on this book from fellow bookworms.