Shmoop may be your new best friend :) This site "speaks student" on summaries, themes, quotes, characters, analysis etc. Not only is this a great site for English II and your summer reading, but also has a variety of subjects and PSAT, SAT and ACT prep :)
The Book Thief Book Trailer: to be watched before reading as motivation-hard to not be drawn in :) #1 watch first to preview the book.
Markus Zusak 2006 Teen Book Video Award Winner -- THE BOOK THIEF #2: another look to preview this amazing book!
Be sure to check out all of the bookmarks to add to your knowledge and overall reading experience :) #3 Hopefully you will find this site thoroughly engaging and informative. I recommend visiting before, during, and after reading!
Love the image deemed "a montage for inspirations. If you haven't read [The Book Thief] I hope this will encourage you to!"
The Book Thief: Liesel Meminger, created by totallylost13 on Polyvore... Hadn't heard of Polyvore, but loved this collage of Liesel and think the site merits browsing
From Mark Zusak's site, check out a preview of "Death and Chocolate" and also helpful links to buy online or to buy locally.
Interview with Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief Check this out before reading to find out about the author's inspiration and perspective on trying to write someone's favorite book.
Just one example of the "gems" Zusak has strewn throughout this extraordinary text!
For a review of Mein Kamf click on the image of the book. For a summary go to:http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/kampf.htm And for the actual etext go to: gutenberg.net.au/...
For more information on propaganda visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site. Also check out this slideshow: www.ushmm.org/...
Named Fox News cool site of the day: go to GoodReads, search The Book Thief and check out the quotes tab for an intriguing preview :)