One of the first young adult books I read six years ago when I started reading YA seriously is THE BOOK THIEF. I was at my local toy & book store, Child’s Play, and the owner/bookseller Phyllis was raving about a book narrated by Death and written by a handsome Aussie. That book, of course, was THE BOOK THIEF and the author Markus Zusak. I had such an emotional experience reading THE BOOK THIEF that as I read while car camping with my family, my husband thought I had injured myself inside the tent. I couldn’t stop crying! That has rarely happened to me. Oh, I cry when I read, sure, but I rarely cry such ugly tears it worries my husband.
Yesterday, Penguin Random House sent me the 10th anniversary edition of THE BOOK THIEF, and I can’t think of anything better to do with it than to give it away.
To enter our contest, comment here or on our Facebook page by next Friday, March 18th about why you want to read/own this special anniversary copy of THE BOOK THIEF. What touched you most about the book? Who is your favorite character?