The Book Thief Questions and Answers
What is the significance of color in The Book Thief? Give 2 examples of how it is used and the effect it had on you as a reader.
In The Book Thief, how does Liesel and Rudy's friendship change throughout the book? What does Rudy want from Liesel?
What does the quote "if they killed him tonight, at least he would die alive" mean in The Book Thief?
In The Book Thief, what does Death mean by saying this: "You really want to know what I look like? Find yourself a mirror while I continue." What does it mean? You can find it on page 317, where he describes himself. What does he look like?
Liesel has complex relationships with her foster parents, Hans and Rosa. In what ways do they show how they feel about her and about each other?
What is the significance of the dominos in the scene of The Book Thief where the two Nazis come for Rudy?
The Book Thief: What is the impact of Max in Liesel's life and what is the importance of Max as a character?
Knowing that Liesel is called a "thief," how does The Book Thief complicate our ideas of justice and judgment?
In The Book Thief, compare and contrast the lives of Liesel and Max. How does Max's life give Liesel purpose? At what point do they become friends?
What are some good lines with literary devices or figurative language from the first five parts of The Book Thief?
What are two examples of figurative language from Part Two of The Book Thief? Why might the author have chosen to use figurative language here?
In Zusak's The Book Thief, Death says Liesel is a girl "with a mountain to climb." What is her mountain and who are her climbing partners?
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