So how's The Book Thief coming? Has anyone (aside from myself) even started yet? I hope so. . . it's only our featured book until March 10! So get reading people, this isn't a small novel.
For those that actually have been reading, here is an analysis and some discussion questions.
One of the themes brought up in the novel that I have noticed, and it is also brought up in that website up there, is the power of words. Even from the beginning, the novel brings up the fact that books and words have power. If they didn't why would Liesel have stolen the books that she did? The words that are used around her in the context of war and for/against Hitler have a HUGE impact on Liesel. She's trying to learn to read and write, but the reason why is somewhat cloudy, but if you look hard enough(I'm not giving it away this early!) you will definitely see it!
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