As much as I love this online space, I freely admit that I prefer to spend my time between the pages of a book.
I just can’t get into reading from a screen.
I’ve spent the last few days deep down in the pages of The Book Thief. My new friend Heather Durnin told me about it. I’m glad she did.
I’ve recommended few books over the time I’ve been writing here: Cathy’s Book, the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and possibly a few others; but The Book Thief will change you. Seen through the eyes of Death, it is the fictional story of a young girl living in Germany during World War II. A girl learning about the power of words and small deeds. Deeds which remind us all what it means to be human. It is the most powerful piece of writing I’ve read in a long time.
Read it. Share it with your class. I’m going to.