The Book Thief
Hey, everyone! If you’re here, I presume that you wanna know something about the book, The Book Thief. Otherwise, you aren’t in the right place. All right, well I guess I’ll get into it. I will be telling you about, both, a few characters and a bit about what I think about Death being the author.
Liesel Meminger: Liesel, a 10 – year – old girl, got taken away from her mother and sent to foster parents, Hans & Rosa Hubermann. She had a brother, whose name is currently unknown, but he died in a train car because of a disease he got while packed in with who – knows – how – many other people. There were many others who died as well, though. Anyway, Liesel ended up getting to be friends with her foster-father, Hans. He was kind, whereas, Rosa was not even close. Simple as that. Liesel was known, at least in the book, as The Book Thief. She was the one that stole ‘The Grave Diggers Handbook.’
Rudy Steiner: Rudy had bony legs, sharp teeth, beautiful blond hair (his father’s words), and safe blue eyes (his father’s words). He was 10 – years – old, and 8 months older than Liesel. Rudy was in love with Liesel, or at least had a HUGE crush on her. He even tried to kiss her… They were good friends, but Liesel didn’t seem like him back. Or at least not that way. If you’ve read the book, you’ve heard of the Jesse Owens Incident. Rudy had painted himself charcoal black and ran the 100 meter race at the local playing field one night. His dad got really angry at him, but he was also thankful that Rudy had beautiful blond hair & safe blue eyes (see what I meant about ‘his father’s words’?)
What do I think about Death being the author? Well, I think it is strange. I, honestly, don’t really get it. Does it mean that Death is lurking around every corner, ready to snatch you up at every chance? Or does it mean that Death is just kind of stalking everyone? I really don’t know, and might not until the end of the book… I think it is kind of confusing, but not so much that I can’t understand the book. Thankfully. I really do think this is a very good book, although, I’ve noticed that it is purposely focused on the small things, not about the war or any of the bigger things, but I think that’s okay.
Well, I guess I’d better finish this up. Two of my friends, Heaven & Kelsey, are awaiting my company, so I’d better hurry so they don’t leave me behind. PS: Read this book! It is an amazing story, although we aren’t finished. ‘Bye!
Posted on November 16, 2010, in books / reading, school, World War 2 and tagged Death, foster home, Grave Diggers Handbook, Hans / Rosa Huberman, Liesel Meminger, Markus Zusak, NAZI, reading / books, Rudy Steiner, The Book Thief. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.