So six years in grade seven I checked out a book out of the library because it had the word book in the title and being the book nerd that I was, I had to read anything remotely related to reading. Little did I know that this book would quickly become by favorite book of all time, that the author would become my favorite author and that his words would change my life forever. If you haven’t already gathered from the picture or my username that book is “The Book Thief.”
Since then I have read many books that were amazing, that qualified as favorite but I never read a book that surpassed the beauty that is The Book Thief and I don’t think I ever will. Each word in it is chosen masterfully and the characters are amazingly constructed so you feel for each and every one of them even if they are minor characters. Zusak has a way with words and the way he weaves them is truly something special to witness. I urge you to read it if you haven’t already because it is a beauty and an experience that every person on this earth deserves to read.
His other four books, I Am The Messenger And The Underdog Trilogy are just as brilliant and they improve in chronological order though they’re all five stars read. Markus Zusak knows how to tug at your heart strings and reminds you of all the beauty that’s in the world. In case you can’t tell, Markus Zusak is my role model and I admire him so much. If I ever become even a quarter of the person he is, I will consider myself very lucky.
So after six years of patiently waiting for Bridge of Clay’s release date year after year hoping that it’ll happen and being utterly disappointed, it’s finally here! Bridge of Clay is coming out in October AND IM SO EXCITED.
I am a little scared that it won’t live up to my expectations but I know how hard he’s been working on it and i know that he wouldn’t release something that he didn’t believe to be worthy of publishing. I can’t wait to read it and i am sure that it will quickly become a favorite.
Are you excited for Bridge of Clay as I am?