The Book Thief Save for later Saved By Joan Mansfield, South Bend, Ind. November 29, 2009 Save for later Saved After reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I begged friends and family to read it so we could discuss it. So far, everyone loves it. Narrated by Death, it examines a young girl's life during World War II. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?