Summary and Analysis Part 9: The Last Human Stranger: Homecoming


At the start of this chapter, the events that have occurred at 33 Himmel Street’s front door over the past four years are recalled: first Liesel’s arrival, then Max’s, and now Hans’s homecoming. Upon Hans’s return, he continues to fill his role of providing safety and comfort for Liesel. He maintains that special talent of “not leaving” that she has come to trust.