Monday, July 11, 2011

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

It's excellent. 

This post is for my own benefit more than anything. I want to remember what stood out to me about this book.  It's set in Nazi Germany about a family that harbors a Jewish man in their basement. The author personifies words to make readers realize their force. I feel like I'm in AP English again. Anyway, from the book: 
Yes, the Fuhrer decided that he would rule the world with words. "I will never fire a gun," he devised. "I will not have to"....he planted them day and night, and cultivated them. He watched them grow, until eventually, great forests of words had risen throughout was a nation of farmed thoughts.
Do you know how important words are? Do you know how powerful they are?  Do you realize how much good your words can do? Do you realize how much pain your words can cause?  Be careful with your words. When I think about how valuable they are, I use them differently. This book made me cry.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard this is a very good book! It's on my list for my short summer reading :)