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The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak I read this book soon after it was released, and I was still in high school. I finished my in-class Spanish assignment early, so the teacher let me go to the library(since the high school library was just down the hall from the Spanish classroom) and I saw this book in the "Just In" shelf. It was long, so I picked it up. When I went back to class, I read the first page, turned to my friend, made her read it, and said, "This is one of the best openings I've ever read." It ended up not being just the best opening I've ever read, but one of the best books as well.