When someone tries to conjure up a thief in their imagination, they think of some man wearing all black and a ski mask, carrying a large bag of money and trying to escape from a horde of police. Though, what about a book thief? Meet Liesel Meminger, known to Death as the “book thief”; she is a nine, almost ten year old girl living in Nazi Germany who is skinny from malnutrition and has lost her brother to sickness. She is most definitely not a man in a ski mask, and she never steals money, or not directly anyways. Instead, she pilfers books and food so she could entertain herself and keep herself alive. Now, everyone knows that many thieves have a partner in crime; for Liesel, her partner was the starving mischievous dare-devil, Rudy Steiner, often referred to as “the boy with lemon hair.” Accompany Death as he narrates Liesel’s experience while she braves through World War II, accumulating wisdom along the way about love, friendship, loss, betrayal, and death. Markus Zusak does a brilliant job of demonstrating the fear of citizens who were not entirely loyal to Nazism’s cause, and of the thoughts of a maturing child. Anyone who loved The Fault in our Stars by John Green, wants an insight of life during World War II, and has a couple of tissues nearby must read the compelling story of Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief.