The Book Thief

Which quotes best describe the themes in the novel?

Where are quotes about abandonment/humanity/guilt?

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Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father's eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver.… Upon seeing those eyes, understood that Hans Hubermann was worth a lot. (6.22)

"Bring nothing," Walter said. "Just what you're wearing. I'll give you the rest." (31.74) (Walter takes a huge risk by helping Max hide)


Still in disbelief, she started to dig. He couldn't be dead. He couldn't be dead. He couldn't – (5.60)


At school, Rudy made a special point of seeking Liesel out during the breaks. He didn't care that others made noises about the new girl's stupidity. (8.47)