The Book Thief

Why does liesel refuse to bathe after losing her brother and mother, and then again after loosing everybody on Hummel street?

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Liesel refuses to bathe because bathing means that she’d have to leave behind the physical evidence that she once had a home and that Himmel Street was once a real place. Losing the places and the moments would be like losing the people she loved again, it would be like they hadn't existed.


Source(s): The Book Thief