The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | LoveReadingThe clear water represents the positive purposes humans use words such as creating friendships and comforting others. The image gives rise to a few questions. Is one more powerful than the other? Can the darker stream be cleaned away with the clear stream? Can the clear stream be tainted by coming into contact with the darker stream?
The Book Thief
The book takes place in Germany in the ss and is about a girl named Liesel Meminger, the book thief, and her extraordinary journey that starts when her brother dies on their way to a foster home. In the beginning of the book it is a little bit weird seeing things from his perspective, how he talks of colors and carrying people souls, but as it moves along you get accustomed to the point of view and the writing style. The way it written is different from any other book I have ever read. Because of this I found that it was very easy to dive into and stay focused on. As you continue reading you almost start to forget that the story is narrated by Death, but he always finds away to remind you by talking about how hard his job is, or by talking about the difference in souls, or by giving away things that happen later in the story. One thing that I continued to wonder about was what Death did with the souls after retrieving them.
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by Markus Zusak
Based on its title, you might think that The Book Thief is a spy thriller or a Holmes-style detective story. - The Australian writer Markus Zusak's brilliant and hugely ambitious new young-adult novel is startling in many ways, but the first thing many teenagers will notice is its length: pages!
Published in , The Book Thief became an international bestseller and was translated into 63 languages. It was adapted into a feature film of the same name. After the death of Liesel's younger brother on a train to Molching, on the outskirts of Munich , Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, distraught and withdrawn. During her time there, she is exposed to the horrors of the Nazi regime , caught between the innocence of childhood and the maturity demanded by her destructive surroundings. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents conceal a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg. Hans, who has developed a close relationship with Liesel, teaches her to read, first in her bedroom, then in the basement. Recognizing the power of writing and sharing the written word, Liesel not only begins to steal books that the Nazi party is looking to destroy, but also writes her own story, and shares the power of language with Max.
Markus Zusak was born in in Sydney, Australia, the youngest of four children of immigrant German and Austrian parents. Neither parent could read or write English when they first arrived in Australia, but they wanted their children to master the language and strongly encouraged them to read and communicate in English from an early age. Zusak began writing fiction at age 16 and pursued a degree in teaching. Before becoming a professional author, Zusak worked briefly as a house painter, a janitor and a high school English teacher. It is the first book in a trilogy narrated by Cameron, the youngest child in the working-class Wolfe family. Cameron is the underdog of the title, and the narrative follows his struggle to define himself within his family and society. Cameron and his brother and best friend Ruben were loosely based on Zusak and his own brother.