I started the Book Thief, it is Book #8 on my solo reading challenge. How Young Adult is it?
I started the Book Thief tonight, it is Book #8 on my solo reading challenge. How Young Adult is it? I’m not opposed to YA fiction, but also seeking to be challenged by my picks.
Not your typical YA in my opinion.
One of my all time favs❤️
There is also a really good movie out for when you’re finished reading the book?
I didn’t find out it was YA until after I read it. I don’t think of it that way at all. Wonderful book! Heartbreaking though!
I assumed as much from the summary. I have found myself really kind of wrapped up in that era, and not intentionally. Lots of tears this summer. ???
You will not be disappointed. Terrific book!
I couldn’t put it down!
I didn’t think it was YA
It’s not a YA book —
I don’t think of it as Young Adult.
I recently overheard the owner of our local independent bookshop saying it’s only YA because it was basically pitched as such. And likely because it has a younger protagonist. It is far beyond what you’d think of as YA.
I didn’t know it was YA. I had a hard time getting into it but then in the end I was glad to have read it. Whatever that means…. I guess I had mixed feelings but glad I finished it
it seemed pretty mature to me. i just finished it a few weeks ago.
I was surprised to find out this was YA it certainly seems adult.
I don’t think it should be categorized as a YA. Great book. Loved it
It’s your typical YA.
Oops, typo. I meant to say “not” your typical YA.
@Diane I figured judging by the rest of the comments!
@Brittney thanks for reading between the lines.?
The subject itself is not young adult at all. I imagine it has quite a high lexile. Definitely worth the read but just a warning…it will break your heart beautifully.
Not YA at all by my eye. I think the lines are blurring a bit when it comes to YA/Adult fiction, regardless.
It was originally published as an adult book in Australia but as someone said, it was pitched as a YA book in the U.S. to capitalize on the growth of YA sales due to the success of Twilight etc. Great book for all readers! It is usually shelved in the YA section in bookstores.
My favorite book of all time!!!
I started it tonight too!
Keep me posted on how you feel about it. I’m about 100 pages in and invested!!
I read it in grade 9 and felt it was a bit too advanced for my age, just because some of the concepts were a bit mature. So not too YA lol
Any book that makes you think and feel is my kind of book. I read The Giver series last summer. This year I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Wrinkle in Time.
I don’t like YA, but I liked Book Thief. You can tell it’s geared toward younger readers as you start out, but the writing is great. There was an issue I had with a literary device, but I’m a teacher and I can see how it might be used for teaching kids. It was a beautifully written book and unforgettable.
Its YA? Didn’t know. I loved it and I really needed some time after reading it because some parts of the book was emotional and heartbreaking. I loved it so much.
not much young adult fit with the movie at least
It is awesome!!!!
When a teenager and a adult reads it they will get 2 different things out of it.
I feel this way about a lot of other “YA” books, I might have judged the YA sticker on this one too soon.
Good book for adults, too.
It’s the kind of book that sinks into your soul and never leaves you. One of the best books written ever, YA or not.
It’s really adult
I was surprised to learn it is YA.
I really wouldn’t pigeon hole it to YA. This book is a great read for all.
Great read for all ages.
I don’t consider that YA at all. It’s one of my favorites.
My writers circle has had some rousing conversations lately about assumptions. We started with the assumption that ‘anthro’ (pomorphic, intelligent animals) is automatically kids’ books – and at one point ranged to the assumptions about YA.
Adolescents question their world, their environment, and their basic morals/ethical concepts to a degree that never occurs again in life. If one is not challenged by that – one may not be reading conscientiously…. 😉
I love it!
I would not deem it just a YA book. Super good
I read The Giver and A Wrinkle in Time recently. I found them both to be challenging and relevant. And I am old, just ask my daughter.
Mother. You’re not old.
My book club read it and all 10 loved it. We were all over 50 and most had advanced degrees.
More of an adult book
One of my most favourite reads.
It’s teen, and very good
One of my all time faves
I didn’t find that it fits the YA category… beautiful, profound novel
Halfway through it, the only YA thing about this that I can find is that I would have loved it when I was in the YA age group. I was reading complex, gritty, emotionally trying books then too.
I love this book and I’m not even finished with it yet.
Much more adult.
“The Book Thief” is an intense book set during the Holocaust. It has such an impact that a younger person may not understand how to process the horrors of what happened in Germany and other occupied countries in Europe. If you have the time, I’d highly recommend reading “The Diary of Anne Frank”. It will help you prepare for “The Book Thief”.
Well, folks. I finished it.
Currently emotionally wrecked, but I LOVED it.
I didn’t find it to be YA at all. Enjoy!