• "Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry."

    Lisa Hilton, Sunday Telegraph
  • "...a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling...Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner."

  • "A moving work which will make many eyes brim."

    Marianne Brace, Independent on Sunday
  • "This is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaim. A sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novel. As The Book Thief draws to a close, Death says: "There's a multitude of stories that i allow to distract me as I work." The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction."

    Lianne Kolirin, The Daily Express
  • "Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that could be life-changing"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "...breathtakingly good."

    Becky Stradwick, Buyer, Borders, The Bookseller
  • "A magical tale."

  • "...a fantastic packs a huge emotional punch."

    Angela Lockton, The Golden Treasury, London, The Bookseller
  • "A tonic much needed amid the ominous menace of an era of such calamity."

    Alexandra Hamlyn, FT magazine
  • "Quirky, engaging and beautifully written"

    Woman and Home