The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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“Your new home.” These are words many people never want to hear and Liesel Meminger doesn’t want to hear them either. In the historical fiction book, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, the main character is a young girl named Liesel Meminger. During World War 2, it’s bad enough that Liesel and her younger brother, Werner have to move to a foster home far away from everything they have ever known because their mother can’t support them alone, but when her brother dies on the way there, she has to figure out a way to deal with all of this. Liesel has to be courageous, venture to a new home, and eventually help her new family hide a Jew in the heart of Nazi Germany. I believe that you aren’t courageous because you have no fears, but because you have found a way to overcome your fears. So, it’s ok to be afraid, but you become courageous when you conquer your fears.

In this book, the setting illustrates Liesel’s courage. In the very beginning of the book, Liesel has to move in with the Hubermanns on Himmel Street. She moves in with people she doesn’t know, to a place she has never been to, just after her brother has died. I think just that would take a lot of courage. But she soon adjusts, just to find out that her new family will be taking in a Jew. The place makes this situation even more dangerous than it already is and the Hubermanns have to have even more courage. When you are in Nazi Germany, the most dangerous and rebellious thing you can do, that is punishable with death

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