I first read The Book Thief around this time last year when I realised that it was coming out as a film, and I loved it straight away. Since then it has been a constant in my life, that may sound odd but I have used it as the stimulus text for my English coursework. Meaning that the non-fiction article I have written and the fictional short story I recently finished were both inspired, or loosely based around the them "imprisonment" which I got from the book. As I am coming to the end of my English coursework unit I am writing my 'commentary' part where I analyse what I have written contrasted with the books I have chosen as my stimulus. That has meant that I have had to analyse The Book Thief closely and some of the quotes in it really just struck me due to the beauty of their wording, that I thought it would be a shame not to share them with you...
Woah, that's a lot - as you can tell, there are lots of quote worthy phrases!
I also recently watched the film for the second time and cried buckets. Not just at the outcome but just at the whole concept of life in Germany during the Second World War. It just boggles me to think about the indoctrination of the Nazi's and I don't want to go off onto a historical tangent, but it just amazes me everyday the sheer power that the Nazi's had. The film is so beautifully shot; the characters all have some lovely chemistry and the innocence yet wiseness that Liesel shows is fascinating. I really think she is one of my favourite fiction characters, she has just gone through so much pain and suffering in her life but she is amazed by words and finds the strength to carry on.
I cannot pin point why this book means something to me but I felt I needed to share it on here because I really urge anyone who has not read or seen it to go and read/watch it now! (although, make sure you read it before you watch it!)
Now Reading // Landlife by Rainbow Rowell - am still not sure how I feel about this book!
Now Playing // Over and over again