Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Book Thief...Round 4

The Book ThiefThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Marcus Zusak said that when he wrote The Book Thief, he was trying to write someone's favorite book. He succeeded. The Book Thief is truly my favorite book. I can't believe I am lucky enough to be teaching it to my sophomores this year.

"I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race - that rarely do I ever simple estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."
(*Not so secret desire: someday I hope my son or daughter has a friendship like Rudy and Liesel share.)

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