its the story of a girl living in nazi germany with her foster parents. her brother died and her mom left her with foster parents when she was 8 because she couldnt take care of her. she finds she loves words after she steals books from places that have a lot of meaning to her.
its beautifully written and shows a completely different take on fiction about nazi germany. ots narrated by Death, which i found really interesting.
the end is not happy, but thats part of what makes it beautiful.