Secret Secrets Are No Fun; Secret Secrets Hurt Someone

Secret keeping is hard and it sometimes can make a person kind of crazy. I know when I was like 11 or 12 it was really hard for me to keep small secrets, but Liesel has to keep the biggest secret of them all, and it must be hard for her. And usually when you have a secret you have at least one person that you can talk about your feelings on the matter, but the only people who know is Liesel, Rosa, and Hans and I don’t think that they really want to talk about it either. I think that it will affect her later in life when she doesn’t have to keep the secret anymore. But they are breaking the law and you know that Liesel is feeling scared and pressured into doing something that can potentially put her only family in and take the guy that she is getting to know to a death camp.

Word Nerd 2.4- Scrumptious

Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- page 59

Context: “It’s just wonderful, my dear. But how will he eat all that scrumptious food with his helmet on?”


In my words: Absolutely perfect and delicious.


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Word Nerd 2.3- Macabre

Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 48

Context: Olly: Everyone’s got vices

Madeline: Not me. Why? How many do you have?

Olly: Enough to choose a favorite one.

Madeline: OK, your turn.

Olly: Same list?

Madeline: Yes.

Olly: Lord Of The Flies, Macabre, black, stealing silverware, my sister

In their words: Having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death

In my words: Having a representation of death like a skeleton


Word Nerd 2.2- Uxorious

Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 48

Context: Olly: “Here’s a game. Fast five favorites. Book, word, color, vice, person.”

Olly: “Come on come on. Type faster woman. Don’t think just type.”

Madeline: “Sheesh. The Little Prince. Uxorious. Aquamarine. I don’t have any vices. My mom.”

Their definition: 

excessively fond of or submissive to a wife
My definition: Being absolutely in love with your significant other


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Word Nerd 2.1- Omissions

Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- page 10

Context: Another year of my mom doing nothing but working and taking care of me. Every other day these omissions are easy-easier, at least- to ignore.

Their Definition: 


plural noun: omissions

something neglected or left undone There are a few omissions in the list.
apathy toward or neglect of duty The police officer was reprimanded for the omission of his duty to inform the suspect of his rights.

My Definition: Being left out of something important


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Max Abandoned His Family

Walter Kugler told Maxs’ family that he could only save one, and Max abandoned his family to save himself. I think that it was right to save himself. He couldn’t save his family, so instead of watching his family suffer and suffering himself, he lets Walter save him. I think that he did the right thing. He couldn’t save his family and it’s not like if he could save his family he wouldn’t, if he had the option to save his family, he would. Max even says in the book that “it tortured him” to leave his family, because that’s really all he had, but he left his family because he had to make the choice.

On Stealing

In the Book Thief  Liesel is getting pretty good at stealing. One of the times that Liesel stole she was at a book burning. As we all know Liesel LOVES books. I think Liesel is stealing books to obviously read them. Her family doesn’t have tons of money so books weren’t priority but she can get books for free when she steals them. I don’t think that this is justified whatsoever, but how is she going to read if she doesn’t steal the books? Their have been a few consequences from her stealing like when she stole the second book and the mayors wife saw her. It was a really close call and Liesel was very lucky that she didn’t tell anyone because she could’ve been in a ton of trouble.

Are Books Dangerous

In The Book Thief, the Nazi party had a book burning to celebrate Hitler’s birthday. They bring all of their books that didn’t comply with the Nazi party or with Hitler’s actions. I think that they make all the people bring these books to the book burning because they don’t want them turning against them or to see what they are doing to these innocent people. I think that books in these types of cases can be dangerous for certain people, like Hitler at the time could probably lose power because his people were reading the truth about what he was doing.

Word Nerd 2.1- Relentless

Source: Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon- Page 11

Context:  “POKALIPS,” she insists, slowly dragging out the word. “Oh my gosh you’re, relentless

In their words:


adj never-ceasing

“the relentless beat of the drums”

occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

adj not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

relentless persecution”

incapable of being placated
In my words- Being stubborn or believing that you are right, not giving up.