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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Literature and Writing Quotes

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Quote #10

"I thought if you're not going to read any more of my books, you might like to write one instead. […] You can certainly write. You write well." (82.48)

This marks the moment of Liesel's transition from reader, to reader and writer.

Quote #11

The fingers of her soul touched the story that was written so long ago in her Himmel Street basement. (88.7)

Bet you didn't know souls had fingers. But the point is that Liesel is reunited with her book in the afterlife, when it's almost disintegrated. It makes us wonder if Liesel wrote more books after she left Himmel Street. What do you think?

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