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by Markus Zusak

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Narrated by Death, The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old German girl who given up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann in the small town of Molching in 1939, shortly before World War II. On their way to Molching, Liesel's younger brother Werner dies, and she is traumatized, experiencing nightmares about him for months. Hans is a gentle man who brings her comfort and helps her learn to read, starting with a book Liesel took from the cemetery where her brother was buried. Liesel befriends a neighborhood boy, Rudy Steiner, who falls in love with her. At a book burning, Liesel realizes that her father was persecuted for being a Communist, and that her mother was likely killed by the Nazis for the same…

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Posted By tylar s #384332 at Sep 01, 2014 7:55 AM

a teacher bullies liesel and a hitler youth bullies rudy. How are they bullied and how do they stand up to the bullies ?

what did the bullies do to liesel and rudy ? why was it wrong ? also how do they stand up and face the bullies?

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Posted By tylar s #384332 at Sep 01, 2014 8:10 AM

one important passage from the novel?

an important passage that stands out to you, what you feel an important passage from the novel with page number

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Posted By jessica z #384205 at Aug 31, 2014 9:51 PM