Summary and Analysis Part 7: The Complete Duden Dictionary and Thesaurus: Frau Holtzapfel’s Offer


This chapter demonstrates how words, and Frau Holtzapfel’s desire for words, are powerful enough to get her to make slight amends with Rosa. Frau Holtzapfel’s desire for Liesel’s stories and words are greater than her grudge against Rosa Hubermann. And like Hans with his cigarettes, Rosa sees an opportunity to make a trade in order to better their household.