.... and I hope I've made them right.*
I just finished reading The Book Thief and I am gutted, and heart-broken. I knew it was going to be sad - I was aware of that potential from the moment I put it on my wish list to buy, but I had no idea just how hard it would be to finish the book.
The author painted such amazing pictures with his own use of words, he created the colors that formed the people in this story. In the 2 days it took me to finish it, I felt like I knew each of the people, which is why I felt like a knife twisted in my heart when I got to the second to the last chapter and lost it so hard, I had to put the book down.
Every aspect of Human Nature is touched upon in this book. From the extreme cruelty and ignorance to the love and comforting touch of friends and strangers, The Book Thief encompasses it all and then some.
I don't want to post any spoilers, but if you love excellent characters, word play and fabulous descriptions and a good story of course, then read this book. As a warning, you will need kleenex, a lot of it. I haven't cried this hard since I watched the season finale of Fringe, so there you go.
As Liesel says, "words are heavy," and so they are, but they are also beautiful and I am so glad I read this book. I am honestly not sure I could handle watching the movie.
*Quote from Liesel's book
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious