Surely you must have read this on the social networks of life or heard someone say the famous phrase: "When Death tells a story, you must stop to read". For that phrase is in one of the best books I have ever read: The book Thief, in Markus Zusak.
On the way to your new home Liesel Meminger had his first contact with Death.
“A Reassuring Announcement
Please remain calm despite the previous threat.
I'm just a throat ...
I'm not violent.
I'm not mean.
I am a result. ”
Liesel buries her brother in a small cemetery where she practices her first theft: “The Coveiro Manual ” that the gravedigger dropped in the snow. After that she is finally taken to a foster home on Himmel Street.
Hans and Rosa Hubermann they are your new adoptive parents. A couple that runs away from normality and can't help but fall in love with them.
Hans teaches Liesel how to read and write and has won her immensely. He is a good man, upright, hardworking and loyal to his family.
Rosa is rude, she swears badly. But it has a huge heart.
Liesel also wins best friends. One of them is Rudy Steiner "How about a kiss, Saumensch? ” my head comes. Where they are accomplices, especially when the book thief acted. But Death is very observant about Rudy:
“THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A BOY WHO HATS PEOPLE IS A boy who loves us ”
Another is Max Vandenburg a Jew that Hans hid in his basement because he always felt indebted to the family of a man who once saved his life, Max's father.
Yes, the book is set in the middle of World War II. And we've been with Liesel for all these years.
I know many people who abandoned the book in half, one of the reasons was for the 'History class'. But I think it is a different 'class'. Here we have the point of view of the War lived by people of flesh and blood, not just a statistic or a mere passage. And in this mixture of fiction and reality we have the words of the character who lived these two worlds: Death. Who better to talk about it than her?
The first time I had contact with a book, I thought it would be something silly, like, “What do you mean, Death with a story? My interest was in being about World War II. ” And I have to say it was something surprising.
It is a reading that must be done carefully, a lot of history, many characters. But that we will always have attachment.
I have two pieces of advice:
1 - Prepare the heart with tissues always available
2 - Don't freak out. But Death loves a good count of spoilers
"Here is she. One out of a handful.
The book Thief.
If you want, come with me. I will tell you a story.
I'll show you something. ”
This invitation from Death gladly accepted!