The Book Thief Topics for Discussion

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Who is the narrator? Why is he telling the story? What is the reason this person is narrating the story? What is the narrator trying to achieve by telling this story? Does he achieve this goal? Why or why not? How is this narrator unique? Why did the author chose to tell his story in this way? How is the narrator a metaphor for the theme of the novel? How does this particular narrator set the tone for the novel?

Discuss Liesel Meminger. Who is Liesel? Why is she being placed in foster care? Why does she not know how to read? Why does she have nightmares? How do these nightmares affect her? Why does Max's arrival help alleviate Liesel's nightmares?

Why does Liesel steal books? Why books? What do the books mean to Liesel? Is there an emotional connection to the owner of the books? What...

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