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The Book Thief by Mark Zusak is a novel that portrays the struggles of a young German girl living in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich This scared German girl Liesel fought and battled to survive in a war-torn society - holding her tongue when there was injustice and learning the ropes of living in fear Hidden in this girls basement was a Jew Not weak old and frail Jew but a young strong and lively Jewish fist fighter as he called himself Perhaps it was their parallel interests or maybe it was their match of personalities that made the bond between these two so powerful Whatever the case this Jew in the basement Max Vandenburg gives Liesels life purpose and Liesel in turn gave Maxs life purpose Max and Liesel become great friends are brought together through shared qualities and give each other the purpose and drive needed survive the horrors of WWIIThe friendship Liesel and Max had was so strong that even a small mad and obscure man named Hitler his mighty army and the pool of propaganda they produced could not break their relationship Scared of him at first Liesel becomes rather curios when Max starts living in the Hubermann household This curiosity led Liesel to find that Max had a loving spirit in the midst of atrocities They became friendly enough that Liesel would report to Max in the cold and empty basement the weather The sky she said is blue today Max and there is a big long cloud and its stretched out like a rope At the end of it the sun is like a yellow hole The two both dreamed breath-taking nightmares In their separate rooms they would dream their nightmares and wake up one with a scream in drowning sheets the other with a gasp for air next to a smoking fire This common relationship with dreams led Max to write The Standover Man inspiring Liesel to
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