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What are some important quotes from The Book Thief concerning Liesel and her adopted family?

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One quote that is particularly important comes when Liesel first meets Hans, her adoptive father. Her description of his face, and in particular his eyes, is particularly important to establishing what kind of character he is and also foreshadows later events that show his goodness:

Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father's eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver... Upon seeing those eyes, understood that Hans Hubermann was worth a lot.

The metaphor of silver is used here to convey value, and...

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