Narrated by death itself ‘The Book Thief’ is a perfect read for anyone, especially those with a passion for history and world war two. It brings to life a Nazi ruled Germany, full of pain, fear and most of all, hope. Young Liesel the main character is on the run with her mother when she meats up with death for the first time. When death comes to pick up Liesels little brother he finds himself captivated by young Liesel and follows her on her journey through life.
After her brothers death Liesels mother sends her to live with and older couple Hans and Rosa Huberman. The couple takes her in and loves her each in their own distinctive way. Mama (Rosa) with her hash words and severe lashings and papa with his rolled cigarettes and the blissful sound of the accordion.
Liesel soon took an ardent liking to Papa, who in her eyes was the very picture of love and tolerance. Papa would stay up with Liesel when her night terrors woke her to her own screams every night. At first he played her the accordion till she fell asleep but soon they found something else to occupy their late night meetings, Books. Papa was always full of encouragement, no matter how late the hour. As late as he stayed up, and as tired as he was he always managed to take the abrasive insults that shot from Mamas lips every second of the day with a spoon full of sugar and a hearty laugh. He, as I said before is the very picture of Tolerance.
this is a great book and i recomend it to anyone with a passion for books and a love for history.