Hazel Grace and Augustus meet at a cancer support group. She’s sixteen, smart but irritable and he’s gorgeous, intelligent and confident, and they both have cancer. Despite all of the odds the two find friendship and love. A sweet, funny, heart-breaking romance that will have you reaching for that box of tissues long before you make it through Hazel and Gus’s emotional journey.
On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne’s wife Amy disappears. With his inappropriate behaviour, endless lies, strange Internet searches and evasive attitude, Nick makes himself the number one suspect. He is clearly a bitter man, a husband who doesn’t seem as distraught as he should be by his wife’s disappearance, but is he a murderer? Beautiful, talented, famous and possessing a weird genius, is Amy the perfect wife she appeared to be, or did she have secrets of her own?
One review describes the novel as “superbly constructed, ingeniously paced and absolutely terrifying”, a story that will leave you wondering how well you really know the one you love.
If you haven’t seen the previous films, or read books one and two, you may want to read ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Catching Fire’ first.
The book is the story of Liesel, a young girl who lives in Nazi Germany with her foster parents, after her mother and father are taken to a concentration camp. Liesel collects books, even the forbidden ones she steals from Nazi book burnings. She can’t resist them; Liesel has a passion for words. Over the course of her life Liesel acquires a handful of books and each plays an important role in her journey and bonds her to those around her, including her neighbours and the Jewish refugee hidden in her basement.
Death will visit the Book Thief more than once.
If you haven’t seen the film already you may want to read the book first. If you have seen the film you may want to read the book that inspired it.