Summary and Analysis Part 8: The Word Shaker: The Bread Eaters


This chapter shows how Liesel and Rudy have changed from thieves who steal into bandits who give to those who need it most. Despite Rudy’s continual hunger, he’s willing to give his bread away to the Jews, whose suffering is so intense. Liesel’s search for Max shows how conflicted she is, too, how she hopes to see him in one of the parades so that she knows he’s alive, but also how she does not want to see him because that would mean he’d been caught.