Day 9: The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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January 9th

Robin was right. I Am the Messenger is a wonderful book.

I had to read more by Markus Zusak.

I was crying my eyes out when I heard the phone ring.

“H-hi,” I managed to squeak out.

“Kat? Is that you? Are you crying?” I heard Robin say.

I nodded my head but then realized he couldn’t see me through the phone.


“What happened? Are you okay?” He said, concerned.

“There was this girl, a Jewish boxer, thieves and some Germans,” I started.

I heard him laugh, “and then?”

“Liesel, the girl, she steals with her best friend Rudy. At school everyone makes fun of her because she can’t read so her father teaches her how to read in the middle of the night when she wakes up from nightmares. Then she starts stealing books, which eventually save her life!” I tell him, a rambling mess.

“Sounds like you had quite a day, still up for a trip to the bakery?”

“Yes, I need chocolate, see you soon,” I said, hanging up the phone and adding one more tissue to the massive pile that had developed beside me.

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Oh she’s vulnerable. Now she’ll either realise he’s the one for her or tell him how much she loves John. Which would be heartbreaking, of course.

    A nice installment, not quite reaching the levels of insight you gave to the books in previous fics, but still good. Keep going! MH :)

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Aaargh you’ve spelt ‘Thief’ wrong in the title!

  3. Avatar Catherine

    I. Can’t. Believe. I. Did. That.
    Excuse me while I go punish myself.

  4. Avatar Nymphaea Rose

    XD. Well at least you spelled it right in the ficly.

  5. Avatar The Silence [All By Myself] {LoA}

    Thank you for not revealing to much of what’s going to happen in the book! xD I haven’t finished it. I’m actually doing a project about it atm. Nice Work. Max and Liesel are the best characters in that book ftw.

  6. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Hah, I’m still cracking up at that fact that they go to a bakery to hang out…

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