The Book Thief

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The Book Thief, this book is about children suffering from the war. Narrated by the god of death, The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old German girl who is given up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann. On their way to Molching, Liesel's younger brother dies. Hans is a gentle man who brings her comfort and helps her learn to read. Liesel befriends a neighborhood boy, Rudy. Later, Liesel realizes that her father was persecuted for being a Communist. She is seen stealing a book from the burning by the mayor's wife Ilsa Hermann. Keeping a promise, Hans agrees to hide a Jew named Max in his basement. Liesel and Max become close friends, and Max writes Liesel two stories about their friendship. When Hans publicly gives bread to an old Jew, Max must leave, and Hans is drafted into the military. Liesel next sees Max being marched towards the concentration camp. Liesel loses hope and begins to disdain the written word, about blaming the war and the death of her family. Liesel survives an air raid that everyone else is killed on her block. Liesel survives the war, as does Max. She goes on to live a long life and dies at an old age. Like the plot introduced in the beginning, war affects children a lot. Especially they are mentally affected. Of course there are physical and material damages, too. And this book, The Book Thief effectively shows how the children are harmed by the war. And I think war is very serious, and gives a lot of harm to children First, they have a lot of worries because of war. Worry about handling Max’s corpse if he dies, and her inner conflict about stealing the book, and how to deal with her brother’s cadaver. War gives tons and tons of worries to people, and Liesel was also the target. And worries led to nightmare and feeling of nervous to her. For example, when her younger brother died, she had nightmares of

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