The Question and Answer section for The Book Thief is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When Liesel sees Max being marched through Dachau, she tries to hold onto him. Max warns her that she needs to relaease him, but before she does, Liesel is grabbed by a soldier and thrown to the ground. She then gets up, running back to Max and...
From the text:
“That’s right.” He walked to the concrete stairway. “Every night, I wait in the dark and the Führer comes down these steps. He walks down and he and I, we fight for hours.”
Liesel was standing now. “Who wins?”
At first, he was going...
Death announces Rudy's imminent death. This is a form of foreshadowing, although Death is pretty blatant in his announcement. The word small, in my opinion, is Death's way of being sarcastic. Rudy's death is a major event.