The Book Thief is a New York Times #1 Bestseller by Markus Zusak that will make you laugh and cry. It deals with the complex human difficulties of friendship, love and loyalty and invites the reader to answer the question: What should you do when your conscience tells you one thing and the government tells you another?
Themes: friendship; education; family; loyalty; relationships; government; liberty
1- Who or what is death? What is the symbolism? What is the role of death in the book?
2- What did reading do for Liesel? What can it do for you?
3- Why do they hide Jews when others won’t?
4- Is it more important to do what’s right or obey the law? What’s the difference? How can you know the difference?