March 24th, 2016

etc - burn the bridges in our town

9 Recs (8 Fandoms)

Fandom: The Book Thief
Pairing: Liesel Meminger/Max Vandenburg
Title: But You Built Me Dreams Instead
Author: olivja
Link: @ AO3
Rating: Mature
Warning(s): PTSD, references to death, as well as nazism, as one might expect from the canon.
Word Count/WIP: 13,348 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 13/20

Why This Must Be Read: This begins where The Book Thief ends and follows Liesel and Max through the following five years. Like the canon, it strikes a balance between the grimness of the setting and little joys. The evolution of Liesel and Max's relationship feels sincere and earned.

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