Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

In The Book Thief, Death tells the story of a German girl's life during the Second World War. He first notices the girl, named Liesel, when she steals a gravedigger's handbook during the funeral of her little brother. He later finds Liesel's own notebook and confides her story to us.  The story begins when Liesel is on …

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Naomi Alderman’s The Power

The Power just WON the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction! It's high time for a review: In The Power, the whole world changes completely. For once, women are the strongest and this book tells the story of what happens next. It's a 'historical' novel set in the future, describing the consequences of women being able …