When we started reading The Book Thief, I didn’t get it. I didn’t understand the book at all and I thought it was weird. It was always a book full of conflict. The main character is Liesel Memminger. Liesel is a foster child, who moved in with the Hubermann’s. Liesel has conflict with herself and others.
She has conflict with herself because of guilt. Liesel steals stuff all the time. She steals book and food, with her friend Rudy. The guilt of stealing her first book. I don’t think she feels as much guilt as she used to when she stole the first book.
She has conflict with others because Liesel got into a fight with kids at school. This part was early in the book. When she used to do something wrong she would get a beating and yelled at by her forter-mother. But later on in the book, Liesel doesn’t get beat anymore. The foster-mother changes because of Max.
Max is a Jew who was hiding in the Hubermann’s basement. Leisel thinks of Max as a brother, because her real brother died.
This book is really powerful and interesting. This is a great book, full of conflict. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a great, exciting book.