The Book Thief

Explain how Liesel’s relationship with Rosa changes by the end of the novel.


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Liesel's relationship with Rosa is initially strained. Rosa is on edge, and Liesel clings to Hans, who is more affectionate and able to demonstrate love for the orphaned child. Over time, Rosa opens herself up to Liesel, and Liesel is able to see past the cold exterior into the woman behind it.