Synopsis: This is a story narrated by death who tells us about Liesel, a girl growing up in her foster parents’ home in Nazi Germany during World War II. Yes, you’ve read it right,death is the narrator of the story! And it’s a pretty cool perspective too I’d say! Also,it was quite interesting to read a story of Holocaust and Hitler through the eyes of German characters.
I honestly don’t know what to say about this book that hasn’t been said already.Just a friendly reminder that the story is sweet to chew but bitter to swallow 😷
Characters: This book is beautiful because of the way it makes you connect with its characters, they are so real, so human and the emotions portrayed are so raw and so true–mama is so kind but has a razor-sharp mouth; papa is so wise,he has his way with words and knows how to comfort others..he knows when to speak,when to pause and when to leave a tired hurt soul so he/she can have time to heal on their own; Rudy so full of energy, wanting to explore and to be loved; Max, so confused and patient and carries a baggage of guilts with him..he’s also the Jew who was saved by a book called the ‘Mein Kampf’ written by a ‘Strange,small man’. He had nothing to give Liesel on her birthday except that book,but as handing it over to a German girl would be like”the lamb handing a knife to the butcher”,he decides to paint all over its pages instead and writes the story of him and Liesel on them.
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Final thoughts: My heart’s so heavy as I finished reading it. How can the authors be so cruel? How can they tell you stories about people and places,makes you fall in love with the characters and then he just snatches all of it from you in the most cruelest and artsy way possible. And it leaves you shattered in awe, makes your heart so heavy and full of light at the same time? How can they? Are they some kind of magician?
But then again,maybe this world is like this..our lives, our destiny and this world is so unfair.
It’s easily a modern classic.It will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. By the end of it,for the last 50 pages or so,I could not stop weeping and it got to the point where i cuddled up and sobbed for soooooo long.Just read the book if you haven’t already and let’s cry together🥺