In The Book Theif, who is your favorite charecter, and why?
The main character, Leisel, is my favorite--but the fact is--as a female protagonist, I really did like her. I liked her innocence and as a result of inexperience--her honesty.
If I had to choose someone other than the main character, however, for sheer humor, I'd choose Rosa Hubermann. She comes across as brusque and rough--not particularly maternal--and of course, she's foulmouthed, which I couldn't help but laugh at and love. But deep down, despite her rough edges, it is obvious she deeply cares for Leisel--a girl who is not even her own daughter. I think too, that in the world that Leisel is forced to grow up in, Rosa is a fabulous role model of strength and independence. She and Hans are such an unlikely pair - but because they make it work, it makes me realize there is much more to Rosa than meets the eye.