Book: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids – as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
I’m crying so hard now. Great big sobs. Oh shit what have you done to me. Mama. Papa. Rudy. Why? Why? I love you all why? Why must this happen? I just can’t stop crying stop it stop it stop it.
I can’t. This book is about war, about hope, resilience, words, family, love, friendship, humans. How could humans do this to other humans? And how can they be so strong in the face of adversity? So kind. Yet so cruel.
I love this book. I dont think i can be happy ever again.
Reactions while reading:
Omg Rudy. Why did you have to die? Omg please stop ruining me like this this book is too sad. omg seriously i hate you death rudy ily omf this is too much stop it this is just plain emotional manipulation (not a bad thing). rudy TT_TT
ughhh death i have a love hate relationship with you (as a person) (and maybe even as like death). idk but i feel that your perspective on war was more poignant than like from a normal person’s. you feel the casualties. it’s just…really really sad ok i cant even.
Ughhh omg this book is killing me ughhhh why!?!? TT_TT please stop ruining me uhhhhh ughhhhh I just love it and hate it so much ughhh
Ahhhh omg every time you mention Rudy dying and them not kissing before he dies just RUINS ME. Ughhhhh they are so adorable and so loyal and so brave and just willing to do anything for one another and ughhhh OTP. Ughhhhhh.
A must read. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Poignant. Addictive. Beautiful.
Rating: 10 stars