MARKUS ZUSAK reading information

As of this post Markus Zusak's stunning THE BOOK THIEF has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 300 weeks.  Zusak has more books than those that are shown here on this list, but we've only included those with reading level information.  You can find his other books here on Goodreads, or here at amazon.

bookcover of I AM THE MESSENGER  by Markus Zusak

2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** ALA Booklist
**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** HornBook

4.11 Stars from 33,754 GoodReaders

Ed Kennedy is a nobody.  A person that's unremarkable.  He's young, drives a cab, and is terrible at cards.  AND then one day he stops a bank robber, and everything changes.  For one thing, he starts receiving cards in the mail.  And when he follows up on them he finds people he's destined to help.  Brilliant characters with solid writing.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 86,172
Page Count:  357
Accelerated Reading level: 3.9 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 86117
Lexile: 640L

(Wolfe Brothers #1-3)

3.87 Stars from 392 GoodReaders

UNDERDOGS is 3-books in 1 and tells the saga of the Wolfe boys.  The different books are broken out below.  I should note that annoyingly, there is no reading information for book #1, The Underdog.  AND that I could not locate an edition that wasn't in German.  Das ist aber schade.

(Wolfe Brothers #1)
3.49 Stars from 596 GoodReaders

(Wolfe Brothers #2)

3.84 Stars from 1,262 GoodReaders

The Wolfe family isn't rich even in good times.  But when dad loses his job things get much worse.  Though the brothers are extremely loyal to one another, Steve, the older brother, moves out.  And Ruben and Cameron take jobs as fighters in illegal bouts.  What's interesting is the boys loyalty, and how they react differently to their success in the ring.

Word Count:   31730
Page Count:  224
Accelerated Reading level: 3.6 / points: 4.0
AR quiz:  48475

(Wolfe Brothers #3)

3.67 Stars from 1,987 GoodReaders

This book is Cameron's.  And in it, Cameron wants to get out from the shadow of his brothers.  Turmoil comes to a head when Octavia enters his life.  Octavia is green eyed and brilliant... and his brother's girlfriend.

Word Count: 41,460
Page Count:  250
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 6.0
AR quiz: 69791
Lexile: 620L

bookcover of The Book Thief by Markus ZusakTHE BOOK THIEF
by Markus Zusak

**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** PublishersWeekly
**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** HornBook

4.35 Stars from 301,825 GoodReaders

In this tale Death tells the story of Liesel, a young German girl who begins stealing books as she struggles to survive Nazi Germany/WWII.

Word Count: 118,933
Page Count: 576
Accelerated Reading level: 5.1 / points: 18.0
AR quiz: 106101
Lexile: 730L
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