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The Book Thief | Character Map

Liesel Meminger Smart, brave, loyal young girl; falls in love with words Foster father Encourages Liesel Best friends Heartbroken over visit Protects Liesel and her words Foster mother Friends Protector Protector Spouses Visits respectfully Visits in her sleep Death Not human but has human qualities; protects Liesel and keeps her book Hans Hubermann Kind, sympathetic, brave house painter; quietly defies the Nazis The Mayor's Wife Quiet, observant, grieving woman; encourages Liesel to read and write Rudy Steiner Athletic, smart Aryan- looking German boy; hates the Nazis Rosa Hubermann Coarse but loving and courageous laundress; handles crises well Max Vandenburg Empathetic, grateful Jewish boxer; hides to survive in Nazi Germany
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