A life changing novel with over eight million copies sold internationally, The Book Thief a young-adult fiction set in Nazi Germany during the years 1939-1943, Death tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl at the age of 11, living with her foster parents and tells her journey of book thievery.
Liesel was an orphan; her father was a communist, her mother left after delivering her to her new parents and her younger brother died on the train to Molching where she will be living with her new foster parents. Death comes across the protagonist when her brother dies, and he tags along until she steals her first book, ‘The Gravedigger’s Handbook’ lying in the snow where her brother’s grave was. As she grows her experience she discovers the…show more content… Max was son of Hans’ friend from World War 1 (WW1), which Hans promised to help his friends’ widowed wife if she ever needed. Hans was a German; he was never trusted by them as he did not hate Jews. He knew his family was at extreme risks hiding Max in the basement. Soon Max and Liesel became close friends, and in which she had to keep a secret from Rudy as told by her foster parents. The young girl writes a story over white painted pages of Mein Kampf about the life of Max, growing up and coming to her home, called ‘The Standover Man’ which is heart touching and a wonderful story written by Liesel for…show more content… “I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, house of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skills in their capacity to escalate.” We perceive that Death is a sympathetic character as a hint of humour travels through the pages. Zusak’s international best seller isn’t all depressing and gloomy as it progresses a happy light is casted to the readers for a change of mood from downhill to