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The Book Thief: The Book Thief

Year 10 English

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The Book Thief discussion with actors Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse, and director Brian Percivalon on November 3, 2013 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Based on the beloved bestselling book, this film tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.



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Full Title: The Book Thief Genre:

Historical Fiction Setting: Fictional town of Molching, Germany, 1939-1943

Climax: The fire-bombing of Molching

Protagonist: Liesel Meminger

Antagonist: Adolf Hitler, World War II and the Holocaust

Point of View: First person omniscient, with Death as the narrator

Goodreads- The Book Thief Quotes

“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.” Markus Zusak