The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- A brilliantly sensitive book placed against the backdrop of WWII. The story revolves around Liesel Meminger and her adoptive parents in a small German town.
- This is a fantastic book. The characters are fleshed out and stand for something...even if you don't agree with their stance.
- This really needs no explanation. It's full of well-developed characters. So many characters!
- Unlike GOT, this has one main character; two if you're getting nit-picky, which you probably should. Both Richard Parker and Pi are leads in this adventurous tale of awesome.
- My favorite Austen novel, both Lizzie and Mr. Darcy are guided by their wonderful characterization.
- Multiple characters with interesting/sad backstories that mean something in the environment.
- Brilliant characters, brilliant story, all-around brilliant.
- Francie drives this story. Without her, this would be a dull, lifeless, lackluster book. But Francie...oh Francie :)
- This is all about character relationships. Yes, there is a lot of action...and zombies...but it's the characters you become attached to. What drives them and where they're going matter.
- Another brilliant novel about personal and familial discovery. This book is just great all around.
Look for next week's topic: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (Fictional or Real)