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What are some quotes about bravery/courage in the Book Thief?

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The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, is a young adult novel written about World War II and the Holocaust. In the story, a young girl named Liesel must live with foster parents after her brother dies. These foster parents help hide a young Jewish man named Max. This story has many themes including the themes of bravery and courage.

One quote from this book that is about courage is:

At school, Rudy made a special point of seeking Liesel out during the breaks. He didn't care that others made noises about the new girl's stupidity.

This quote in Chapter 8 when Liesel is at school. Liesel is an interesting character because she steals books before she knows how to read, she has no education, no friends, and no real family. Despite her lack of education and proper manners, Rudy Steiner believes that Liesel deserves to be treated kindly. He becomes somewhat of her sidekick and the two become great friends. Rudy is courageous because he does not let the differences between people interfere with...

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