The Mind's Obsession

The Book Thief~Markus Zusak

on July 24, 2015

the-book-thief                                                                                                                                                   This story is narrated by Death. Set during World War II, Germany

Liesel Meminger lost her whole family in the course of a day, that is also the day the book thief stole her first book. Now, Liesel is living with her new foster family, the Hubbermans. At this time the book thief is ten years old, and she stole a book she doesn’t know how to read. When her new foster-father begins teaching her how to read, her entire life changes. Set in the soul of the war this is the story of a girl who finds more meaning in words then others in money. Later, when the Hubbermans decide to help a Jewish fist fighter, everything turns dangerous. Everyone already thinks Hans Hubberman is against the Nazi party, if they find out their hiding Max Vandenburg could potentially ruin everything they have fought for to stay alive.

Normally this wouldn’t be my kind of book, but it was on the summer reading list. Turns out, I was not disappointed with this story at all. I was not expecting to like this book so much. It took about 1.25 seconds for Max to be my favorite character. A 24-year-old fist fighter, who is now hiding in another family’s basement, it’s just so weird. Now, I would love to talk all about the ending, but I wouldn’t want to give anything away. Let me just say, the ending left me happy and disappointed at the same time.

There is also a movie that was made based off this book.


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