10 years ago, Markus Zusak‘s The Book Thief first hit shelves. Its impact could not be denied

The Book Thief spent 230 weeks on the New York Times list; it was an international bestseller, and won armfuls of literary awards. In the decade since its publication, every time I heard the book mentioned it was with awe — especially when compared to the lackluster film adaptation released in 2013

I first read The Book Thief as a teenager, not long after it was published, and my memories fit with my friends’ reverent reviews. But for this anniversary I figured it was time to pick up the book again and look at it through the eyes of a more well-read and skeptical adult Read more…

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On its tenth anniversary, does ‘The Book Thief’ hold up?