The Book Thief

“She leaned down and looked at his lifeless face and Liesel kissed her best friend, Rudy Steiner, soft and true on his lips. He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like the regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist’s suit collection.  She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled herself away, she touched his mouth with her fingers. Her hands were trembling, her lips were fleshy, and she leaned in once more, this time losing control and misjudging it. Their teeth collided on the demolished world of Himmel Street.”

from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak pg. 536


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hannah M.
    Nov 19, 2008 @ 03:48:54

    Absolutely heartbreaking.

    This novel made me cry like a child.

  2. M
    Aug 23, 2009 @ 09:59:07

    I was utterly distraught upon reading this. Picking up this book is probably one of the greatest I’ve done recently, and this quote made me boil down to tears.

  3. Jessica
    Jan 03, 2010 @ 20:31:38

    hi everyone we first of all i absolutely love this book, but im just having trouble knowing why this quote has good imagery? and what kind of picture do you guys see when you read this quote?

  4. Charlotte
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 20:40:48

    This was the most upsetting part for me.

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