I finished an amazing book today. It's called The Book Thief by Marcus Zukas. Jonathan and I went over to his twin's house to watch the Cowboy game and my thought was, "Fantastic... I can finish my book!" (Don't get me wrong - I am a Cowboy's fan but we were going over there two hours early.)
As I was on the last few chapters I left the room to finish the book because it was starting to get awkward when I was crying in the living room and on the verge of weeping.
So instead of trying to give you a review of this book, I'll leave it to my mom since she's already written a review.
....As I was thinking about this book and why I became so emotional at the end I came to a conclusion. When I was in Peace Corps I traveled to Munich, Germany alone and took a day trip to Dachau Concentration Camp. That was emotional to say the least. I wandered the camp with my iPod and spent a lot of time reflecting about the human race and the power that we can be entrusted with.
After I left the camp I headed back to Munich and wrote in my journal for a long time. I always intended on sharing those thoughts and maybe one day I will. I've never shared my journal entries from when I was traveling/backpacking. (I spent a lot of time writing when I was traveling through Bosnia and Croatia as well.) Perhaps one day I'll get up the courage to share those thoughts.
Either way, go to my mom's blog and read about The Book Thief. Then read it yourself.
PS. Jonathan just finished Unbroken. Another great book - you should read that one too! :)