Double Entry Journals - the Book Thief

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“From the toolbox the boy took out, of all things, a teddy bear. He reached in through the torn windshield and placed it on the pilot's chest.”“The book thief has struck for the first time – the beginning of an illustrious career.”“Then they discovered she couldn't read or write.”“Unofficially, it was called the midnight class, even though it commenced at around two in the morning. ““The last time I saw her was red. The sky was like soup, boiling and stirring. In some places it was burned. There were black crumbs and pepper, streaked across the redness.”“That was one war started. Liesel would soon be in another.”“In fact, on April 20 – the Führer's birthday – when she snatched a book from beneath a steaming pile of ashes, Liesel was a girl made of darkness.”“You are going to die.”“He was not the junior misogynistic type of boy at all.”“Her brother was dead.”“The book thief had struck for the first time – the beginning of an illustrious career.”“The Star of David was painted on their doors. The houses were almost like lepers. At the very least, they were infected sores on the German landscape.”“In the beginning, it was the profanity that made an immediate impact. It was so vehement and prolific. Every other word was either Saumensch or Saukerl or Arschloch.”“Saumensch. You call me Mama when you talk to me.”“Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children.”“To live. Living was living. The price was guilt and shame.”“The man did not breathe. He did not move. Yet, somehow, he traveled from the doorway to the bed and was under the covers.”“Sometimes there was humor in Max Vandenburg's voice, though its physicality was like friction – like a stone being gently rubbed across a large rock.”“From a Himmel Street window, he wrote, the stars set fire to my eyes.”“Out of respect, the adults kept everyone quiet, and Liesel finished chapter one of The Whistler.”|Though we don't know it until the end of the novel, the boy that gets the teddy bear is actually...
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