A truly brilliant read, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a riveting and unique novel revolving around the Second World War. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a girl who stole a book from a cemetery but knows not how to read or write. Orphaned by the loss of her brother and mother, she is adopted by foster parents, the father of which teaches Liesel how to read. As the war continues, her life changes as she finds more books and a Jewish man hides in her basement. These events, whilst being small, were crucial for the way the story played out. Narrated from the peculiar yet surprisingly amusing view of Death, The Book Thief is an absolutely recommended read that will give new perspectives to anyone.