Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Book Thief Novel Reflection #3

Life is full of mysteries and surprises. At one minute life could be perfect, then the next minute
could be like a storm that is beating you down over, and over again. Just like in The Book Thief
Liesel, at moments, would be living her life to the fullest and enjoying time with her family. The
next day could be a completely different story, someone would either be sick, dead, or hurt. This
was a lesson that the book taught the readers. It taught us that we should live our lives to the
fullest and not to worry about the next day; you never know when your time will be up.

Since 2007-2015 i never had a love for reading or writing; i was not good at it, so i just gave up on it.
I went from honors English to regular classes. I was bringing myself down one step everyday. That was
the biggest mistake of my life. I realized this was a mistake when i read The Book Thief. I learned my
potential, i started to grow with my abilities because of the inspiration this book showed me. It taught
me that anyone could be great at something if they just tried and worked hard at it. This didn't just inspire
me to become a better writer, it also inspired me to follow my dream. From that day on i followed my
dream to be an amazing percussionist and to be in drum line. I practiced every day, just like liesel
did, everyday i would get better and better. By the time auditions for drum line came up i was prepared
and my prayers were answered. I got into drum line and i had the best first year of high-school do to
one book i decided to pick up and read.

Work Cited
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. Knopf, 2013.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Book Thief Novel Reflection #2

This novel is full of emotions. Throughout the story the Narrator explains the emotions and
the feelings of every character, because the narrator does this it really allows the reader to
connect to all of the characters. It is what really makes the story such a great read.
The mood of the novel is heartfelt and suspenseful. The main character liesel makes
many new relationships while she is in Germany. One relationship that she creates is with
the character rudy, this relationship is probably the strongest relationship in the book. When
liesel arrives to Germany, rudy introduces him and he immediately connects with the character
liesel. Their relationship started out as being friends; they then became very close friends.
By the end of the novel liesel confesses her love for him, but it ends up being too late.
As her life goes on, she still remembers her family, the friends she made, and her love.
In my life, as it goes on and my love ones pass away, i would move on, but  still remember
them and keep them close to my heart. I would move on because it is not good to live in
grief and i know they would want me to live my life to the fullest. Many people i loved has
passed away or left me, i would constantly mourn about these situations, until i learned
that it was not a healthy thing to do. After reading this novel i learned how to cope with
these problem. I was finally allowed to live my life to the fullest.

Work Cited

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. Knopf, 2013.

The Book Thief Novel Reflection #1

The novel The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, immediately touched my heart. The first character I met in the story was Liesel, I felt as if her story was mine. This book is set in Germany around the WW2 era. Liesel had a stressful life for a young woman, she went through many tragedies through her life. I relate to this character, because when i read this novel, I went through a death in the family and i was very depressed. I felt alone and that everyone was against me, but i ended up not caring what everyone else thought about me, just like Liesel. The character Liesel inspired me to be myself and to not let anyone bring me down or make me think otherwise.
After i met Liesel, i then  met the Hubermanns, these are liesel's step-parents. They taught Liesel many lessons such as: tough love, compassion, how to read and wright, also how to work for what you want. Her step-mother was hard working; she was the one who taught Liesel how  to be a hard worker, along with tough love. Liesel’s step-father was an accordion player; he taught her compassion, along with how to read and write. Both loved Leisel as if she was their own. The Hubermanns reminded me of my step-father, he had all of the characteristics of mr. and mrs. Hubermann. This made me think on how much i appreciate my parents; how i should respect them and not take advantage of them. They have done so much for me that i am grateful for. This book also taught me that I should spend time with my loved ones because you never no when either theirs or your life will end
Work Cited
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. Knopf, 2013.