Liesel's nickname for Rudy.
Rosa Hubermann's nickname for Liesel.
The street that Liesel and the other important people in her life lived on.
The mayor's wife; the women Liesel both despised and respected.
The young man living (hiding) in Liesel's basement. Liesel's favorite Jew.
Rudy Steiner's idol; the American olympic black man who changed Rudy's life, and controlled many of his decisions and actions.
The place where Hans Hubermann taught Liesel how to read. Also where Hans played his accordion sometimes.
The man who switched seats with Hans Hubermann. He is indeed, the reason Hans lived after that day. We have his self-righteousness to thank.
A story written by Max Vandenburg, to represent the relationship between Liesel, the Fuhrer, and himself.
The main character in The Book Thief. A girl who suffered a lot of loss and abandonment.
The one person Liesel love the most. The man who taught her to read, and to understand everything about the Fuhrer.
The man who basically caused all problems for Germany in the time taking place in The Book Thief. As a result of this, almost all the people that Liesel had ever loved and cared for were killed by the him.
The narrator of the story. The one who told The Book Thief in the perspective of all the characters.
Liesel's best friend, and love. The one who stuck to Liesel no matter what.
One of Liesel and Rudy's friends. Even though he had body tremors, and looked very creepy, he still had a big heart, and didn't disrespect anyone.
The war going on ruining the lives of all Germans, Jews, and many more innocent people.
What Death uses to describe what is going on in the book. Death is trying to paint a picture in your head of what is going on the book.
A women who despised Rosa Hubermann, but learned to tolerate her, and enjoy the presence of Liesel.
The bombings against Germany that caused everyone to run for shelter, and pray for their lives. What killed almost everyone on Himmel Street.
What sustained all the characters through their hardships in The Book Thief.

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