Read pages 3-15 of The Book Thief and answer the following questions: Who is the narrator of the novel?  In what way does the author’s use of this particular narrator set the tone for the novel; in other words, what kind of atmosphere does this narrator create? Three of the first four short sections of the novel are each associated with a color: white, black, and red.  What do these colors represent within the context of the novel? What additional ideas or considerations can you add regarding this first section of the novel?