1.1.3 "He slapped her (Liesel)
squarely across the face
1.2 • Topic sentence: The relationship between Liesel and Hans Hubermann helps the
audience understand each character individually and this is well shown through their
talk on the church steps after the burning of the Jewish books.
2 Rudy and Liesel's relationship
2.1.1 "A penalty was awarded to all of Rudy's team, and now it was Rudy
Stiener against the new kid, Liesel Meminger
2.1.2 "Half mud, half snow. It stung like
2.1.3 "A snowball in the face is the perfect way to start a long lasting friendship."
2.2 • Topic sentence: The relationship between the Liesel and her friend Rudy Stiener grows throughout the book and this is well
shown through their first meeting on Himmel steet to their last meeting, at the bombing of Himmel Street. Both of these events
help the readers understand both individual characters.
3 Ilsa Hermann and Liesels Relationship
3.1 Topic sentence: One final relationship that helps the readers understand two individuals is the relationship
between Liesel and Ilsa Hermann. The relationship between these two characters grows throughout the
book, with Liesel becoming closer to the mayors wife and understanding her, and Ilsa always understanding
Liesels passion for books.
3.2.1 "I thought if you were no longer going to read my books you should at
least write one of your own."