Favorite character?

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Post by wordsgirl » 30 Aug 2016, 14:54

Loved Death. In fact, I found him uplifting. He had the whole picture of the war and felt for his customers. Did he have a soul? Anyway, I found it fascinating to see the world from his perspective.

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Post by Insightsintobooks » 10 Jan 2017, 01:14

Death was my favorite as it had an interesting take on the story itself.
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Post by Dh_ » 18 Mar 2017, 17:21

Besides Liesel, I liked Rudy and the Mayor's wife. Rudy's bubbly personality and childishness made me really love him as a character. I also really liked the mayor's wife because she was very kind to Liesel and had a bigger role than expected.
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Post by Yemurai » 09 Aug 2017, 08:57

I like Liesel, she was just amazing and her love of books and knowledge was just inspiring

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Post by teacherjh » 17 Apr 2018, 15:32

I agree with several others here. Death is my favorite character. I have never encountered any other author who made death the narrator of a story. It's so unique and well done. I also like how the story shows how average citizens were experiencing the events surrounding the Holocaust. All in all this was an amazing story.

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Post by Laura Bach » 02 Jun 2018, 05:01

If I had to choose, I would choose Death. It fascinated me whenever it spoke about herself(?). But Papa was wonderful, with his accordion and Liesel was just amazing.

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 03:47

My favorite character would have to be Papa. He does so much for Liesel and is such a strong and caring character.

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Post by siopawtsin++ » 10 Jun 2018, 04:24

Been a long time. Seeing this forum made me recall the book and reading the comments helped me remember the characters and some parts. My favorite character is Liesel because of her strong will, like getting into the library of the Mayor's wife.

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Post by Shrabastee » 15 Jun 2018, 04:07

Liesel for her bravery, goodness of heart and undaunted nature, Hans for his immense kindness, Rudy for his tenacity to follow his dreams, Max again for bravery, rebellious nature and making Liesel realize her strength with words, and finally Death for everything!

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Post by julessawyer » 08 Jul 2018, 06:27

Many liked Death but as for me I love Liesel's adoptive mother. I forgot her name but what i do remember about her is she swears a lot, say a lot of bad things about other people's ways but she truly loved Liesel and Hans. I love the way she endures his husband's absence during the war. Especially in the eyes of Liesel when she was praying for the safety of her husband while hugging his musical instrument. She also shocked everyone with her humanity when she accepted Max in her home and promise to feed him as much as she can.

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Post by evan1995muniz » 25 Oct 2018, 11:33

It is a really tough choice between Rudy and Max. I felt like Max has the wisdom, but Rudy grew up with her throughout the book and the war.

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