During the run of The Book Thief, Liesel used books, reading, and writing to cope with the stress and depression of living through World War Two. Life was hard, food was scarce, and it was always a question if there was going to be food. There were very few friends, and distrust ran rampant through small villages. Reading and writing was Liesel's only escape from her harsh reality. They listened while she talked, filling pages of her journal with her sprawling handwriting.
"Then came page 117. That was where The Word Shaker itself made its appearance. It was a fable or a fairy tale. Liesel was not sure whic. Even says later, when she looked upon both terms in the Duden Dictionary, she couldn't distinguish between the two "(Zusak 444).
This shows the bond between Liesel and Max, whom both had a fond taste of writing stories. While Liesel wrote memoirs, Max wrote stories of the sort as well, however in the form of metaphors and mature understanding. Liesel wrote about what it was like to live through the Second World War, Max wrote about his experiences in it.
Summative Theme: Words Have Power
This is a poster I have in my room I got from my PEPC youth group a while back. Looking at it fills me with hope.