The Book Thief Character Matching Exam Review
-narrator of the story
-dark sense of humor
-feels remorse for having to collect so many souls
-protagonist of the story
-changes from angry and distrusting to loving her family
- Liesel’s stepfather
- strong sense of right and wrong causes him to act against his own best interests.
- Jewish young man that the Hubermans hide in their basement
-son of Erik Vandenburg who fought in WWI with Hans
-intense hatred for Hitler
- in love with Liesel
- is the physical embodiment of the perfect Aryan specimen, but he has surprising sensitivity and compassion
-won't sacrifice his son for Nazi training camp so he is drafted
-guilt for surviving the war while his family does not
-introvert who is shattered by her sons death
-befriends Liesel, gives her books from her library
- Hubermanns’ neighbor
- ongoing feud with Rosa Hubermann
- vulnerable when her son dies
-Liesel and Rudy’s classmate. Physically weak because of his bad ears, he is often pathetic and pitiable.
The first leader of the apple-stealing gang. Tough but fair, he shares the loot equally with the other kids.
The man who helps Max escape.
The leader of Rudy’s Hitler Youth group. A sadist who represents the Nazi ideal, he takes special pleasure in tormenting and humiliating Rudy.
The second leader of the apple-stealing gang. Like Franz, he is a sadist who exploits his own power.
Owner of the candy store. One of the most patriotic figures in the book, she is a rule-follower and a mean, ungenerous character. She embodies the Hitler ideal of the “good” German who blindly follows orders.
Liesel's younger brother who dies on the train ride to Munich
Michael’s brother. Michael dies in Russia.
-fought with Hanns Hubermann in WWI
-taught Hans how to play the accordion