Summary and Analysis Part 5: The Whistler: The Floating Book (Part I)


Death uses this chapter to foreshadow two events: Rudy’s jumping in the river to save one of Liesel’s books, and, afterwards, his asking her for a kiss. Even Rudy knows how important Liesel’s books are to her. The second event is Rudy’s death. This chapter also shows us how Death is affected by his work, how he has a heart.