The Book Thief – MARKUS ZUSAK
I can’t go on without talking a little bit about the book which changed my life.
So the book titled “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak has been my best book of 2014 (last year). Everything is usual and ordinary in the story but the main character Liesel who lived a very bright life in dark world is what inspired me till the moon and back.
So the story took place in Germany, during Hitler’s time when Jewish people were on their breath. Their lived a girl, Liesel, whose mom was a Jew but she wasn’t. Liesel begins to live with her Aunt and Uncle after Hitler’s greatest mistake begins.
When Liesel gets adapted to the new community, she meets with an adult Jewish boy who is kept hidden in the basement by the Uncle and Aunt of Liesel.
What inspires me deeply is the friendship between them. Though the Jewish boy is kept hidden in the basement of house, Liesel always makes him live life the real way; bring snow in the room, a chalkboard, everything that makes life worth living.
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
There lives a white haired boy in their community who loves Liesel.
“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”
The boy in the basement leaves the community one night when everything remains in peril.
Germany was never a good friend of foreign countries during Hitler. When war breaks out, the bomb gets dropped in their community. Liesel’s Aunt, Uncle, white haired boy, his dad, mom, everyone takes their last breath and Liesel gets left in the dark world. Something learned here is that, the white haired boy never told what he felt to Liesel, and it becomes too late by then. Life’s uncertain, so never leave anything for tomorrow.
Liesel never lives a broken life. Instead, she begins to write everything that has happened to her and her life, everyone she met and departed, everywhere she went and left. Her words inspire millions of souls.
The story is told from third person’s point-of-view. The narrator is the Death.
He ends the story saying, “I’m always haunted by Human Beings”.