Narrated By Death By Lisel Meminger

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Narrated by Death, this story follows the life of Lisel Meminger. Lisel, her mother, and her brother are on the train going towards Munich, where they were to be given over to foster parents. On the train, Lisel’s brother, Werner, dies. They were escorted out of the train to a nearby snowy cemetery where Werner would be buried. When a grave-digging handbook falls out of the gravedigger’s coat, Lisel steals it, but Lisel cannot read. Lisel and her mother continue to Molching, a town where Lisel would be given over to foster parents. The closer they get to the foster house, the more unwilling and reluctant Lisel gets. Lisel meets Hans and Rosa Hubermann, her foster parents. Lisel disliked Rosa, partly due to Rosa’s rudeness and cruelness. Contrary to Rosa, Hans charmed Lisel by teaching her how to roll cigarettes, and by being nice and caring to her. On several nights, Lisel, still traumatized by her brother’s death, gets nightmares frequently. Her foster dad is always there for her comforting her with his accordion whenever she gets scared or worried. Lisel befriends Rudy Steiner, a boy in the neighborhood. Lisel is struggling to read in class and is being made fun of her reading. One night, Hans finds Lisel’s gravedigger’s book and discovers that she cannot read. This made him determined to teach Lisel how to read, and write. He teaches her the alphabet and they go through the handbook together, and they finish the book in a matter of time. Lisel starts composing letters
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