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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Literature and Writing Quotes

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Quote #4

Beneath her shirt, a book was eating her up. (21.56)

Liesel's love for books is very apparent in this moment, after she's stolen the smoldering The Shoulder Shrug from the book burning, she'd rather let it burn her skin than abandon it.

Quote #5

"What trash is this girl reading? She should be reading Mein Kampf." (17.31)

This is Hans Junior talking. His words give Hans the idea to use Hitler's book to help Max reach Himmel Street in safety.

Quote #6

That such a room existed! (22.57).

This is Liesel's first glimpse of Ilsa Hermann's library. Maybe we take our libraries for granted these days. Though, still, doesn't the sight of a library fill you with a little of Liesel's wonder? No matter how common place the library may be?

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