*** The Book Thief-LAST LINE***
I have hated the words and
I have loved them,
and I hope I have made them right.*
Liesel Meminger is a thief. A book thief. She steals the words and devours them, then spills them out to others. But it is a dangerous time for words. The Führer is orchestrating war, and it is sweeping across the world. Nazi Germany is not friendly to words. Or Jews. So when Liesel’s family hides both words and a Jew in their house, they must be careful. Death is busy, but not too busy to make a stop at Himmel Street.
I saw the book thief three times.*
I highly recommend The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak and published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf, for ages 17+. This was a phenomenal read; featuring books, colors, swastikas, fire, love, teddy bears, stolen apples, and Death himself. The Book Thief brought out the horrors of war and hatred, but also the joys of love, kindness, and words. Moving and impactful-but with a few mature themes and some language to watch out for, as well as violence. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Yes, often, I am reminded of her, and in one of my vast array of pockets, I have kept her story to retell. It is one of the small legion I carry, each one extraordinary in its own right. Each one an attempt-an immense leap of an attempt-to prove to me that you, and your human existence, are worth it.
Here it is. One of a handful.
The Book Thief.
If you feel like it, come with me. I will tell you a story.
I’ll show you something.*
I am haunted by humans.*
*All excerpts taken from The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak and published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf.