Kerri's book pick of the week is "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. A film adaptation of the novel is playing on the coasts and will open in Minnesota this month.
USA Today gave the book a rave review when it was published in 2006:
"The Book Thief" is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic. Its grimness and tragedy run through the reader's mind like a black-and-white movie, bereft of the colors of life. Zusak may not have lived under Nazi domination, but "The Book Thief" deserves a place on the same shelf with "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's "Night." It seems poised to become a classic.