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Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 02-24-09: The Book Thief

Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.

Today's selection comes from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, page 25. Finally, I'm reading this book!


When the train pulled into the Bahnhof in Munich, the passengers slid out as if from a torn package. There were people of every stature, but among them, the poor were the most easily recognized. The impoverished always try to keep moving, as if relocating might help. They ignore the reality that a new version of the same old problem will be waiting at the end of the trip--the relative you cringe to kiss.




It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.

I'm in Germany in 1939, a town called Molching near Munich on a street called Himmel (Heaven). I'm with my new foster family. My brother has died and my mother couldn't care for me.

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16 comments:

the epic rat said...

Awesome teaser! I've heard people rave about this book, but I haven't had time to look into it further! But this teaser has piqued my interest :) Thanks!

Caspette said...

Great teaser. I read this last year and loved it. It was an interesting way to present the story and to start with I thought "oh dear Im not going to like this" and then next thing I know I was hooked and I had spent the whole day reading it!

fleurfisher said...

That's an interesting teaser. I have had "The Book Thief" for a while and I really must get around to reading it!

BooksPlease said...

I read this last year. I wasn't too keen on the style of writing, but the story is very good. I did get quite fond of Death, amazingly.

Betty said...

Oh, I've been really wanting to read this book! Thanks for sharing! =)

Mary said...

Good teaser.

stacybuckeye said...

I've heard such good things about this. Your teaser only adds to my interest :)

Mo said...

Great teaser from a wonderful little book! I hope you're enjoying (perhaps not the "right' word?) the tale...

Have a great weekend!

Margot said...

Your teaser did the trick- I want to read this book. I hope you're going to review it when you finish. I'd like to know your opinion.

Jo-Jo said...

I haven't read this one yet, but I have heard great things about it. Thanks for the teaser...mine is here.

Erika Lynn said...

goof teaser. i have been wanting to read this book anyway

Emily said...

good teaser! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Nise' said...

Enjoy! I liked this book very much.

Karen H. said...

"...as if torn from a package." That's so vivid. I must read this book this year!

gwenlyn said...

I'm going to bed right now and starting this book! Based on your teaser, it's a wonder my middle schoolers are not checking this one out for it's literary wonder!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a powerful teaser - you've certainly captured my attention! I'm actually really interested in reading that book. I've got it on my wish list and hope I move up the list on Paperback Swap!

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi