The Question and Answer section for The Book Thief is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Rudy and Liesel were both 9 years old when they met in the book. He is said to be 11 in the movie but he was also 9 years old in the movie.
Liesel's relationship with Rudy grew from two complete strangers to a relationship similar to best friends or siblings in which they could trust each other greatly. I think they learn trust and unconditional love from each other. Rudy has more...
Rudy is eleven when he first meets Liesel; Liesel is nine.
Liesel Meminger lived to a very old age, far away from Molching and the demise of Himmel Street.
Rudy dies as a young man in an air raid.