Reflective Essay 'The Book Thief'

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This year is all about survival. It might not be “The Hunger Games” but there are definitely some similarities. Matric is a game and the prize is observing your face on the front of a newspaper at the end of the final round. So like every other survival challenge, you will need a survival kit. Mine is filled with “The Book Thief“ wound ointment, “The Hunger Games” band-aid and if it comes down to it: “Tuesdays with Morrie” revival injection The best survival kit around. So just in case you find yourself in the same situation as me, below is a guide on how I plan to use my survival kit to its full potential.

I have often heard the saying: “live every day as if it were your last.” I inevitably found these words ironic as how am I supposed to live every day to the fullest when I have six hours of school, two hours of sports and then come home to delusional math scenarios, Einstein-type science equations and occasionally, more often than not, an English essay. But after using “The Book Thief” ointment, I realised it is not about being extreme and only partying through life it is about finding balance and enjoying the small things - the everyday things we take for granted. Recently I spoke to a man that has just come out of jail,
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In “the book thief”, Max Vandenburg was a Jew in World War two and as a result was in hiding. He could not

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