Liesel begins to learn the dynamics of her new home

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Unformatted text preview: Liesel begins to learn the dynamics of her new home, particularly of how Rosa runs it. Liesel has nightmares about her brother, and Hans sits in her room to comfort her. She trusts him because he doesn't leave her, and in the mornings he plays his accordion for her at the breakfast table, partly to annoy Rosa. Just as Rosa calls Liesel Saumensch , Rosa calls Hans the male equivalent: Saukerl . Liesel begins to associate the sound of Hans's accordion with safety. She hides The Grave Digger's Handbook underneath her mattress. For her, the book signifies the last time she saw her mother and her brother. School is a struggle, because Liesel cannot read or write. She is placed with the younger children and feels ashamed. She also begins her enrollment in the BDM: Bund Deutscher Mdchen , Band of German Girls. They meet from 3 to 5 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and learn skills like bandage rolling, sewing, and...
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