I'm doing a show me Five review on this one.
1. The Book I finished reading was The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
2. Two Words to describe it, WWII fiction.
3. Setting/Characters you meet. Well, the book is set in Nazi Germany in a small town, not far from Munich. The story is narrated by Death and is really the story of the life of a young girl Lisel, and her adoptive family. We meet Rudy, Lisels' friend, and his family, and we meet the Mayors wife, the neighborhood characters, but mostly we mee Max. Max is a Jew, in Nazi Germany.
4. There was little I didn't like about the book, it was well written, and interestingly enough, I've read little about Nazi Germany during Hitlers rule, from the perspective of a German. The characters were real, and there were few I didn't like, or at least find interesting. What I didn't find really "believable was the fact that the wealthier residents of the City didn't show any sign of struggle during the difficult times of the war, or perhaps that may have actually been. I suggest that at some point everyone felt the "needs" of ordinary things that were lacking.
5. I originally chose this book to read for a Take a Chance challenge and just didn't get to it, so I'm reading it as part of my What's in a Name Challenge, for Something you can put in your purse/backpack, which would be the "Book" part of the title. I'm really drawn to WWII books, for some reason, and this was a 5 star one for me. I didn't go into too many details for my review, quite simply because you REALLY must read it for yourself.