Part 6 Summary

In Death’s diary, it is 1942, and Death claims that he needed a broom or a mop that year as the war moved closer to Himmel Street. Liesel turns 13 this year, and Max still resides in the basement. It is winter, and she carries down buckets of snow to Max so that they can make a snowman and have a snowball fight. But that night, Max falls terribly ill, and he gets worse over the next couple months. The Hubermanns move Max upstairs to Liesel’s room, taking care to avoid having anyone see him through the windows. Liesel prays that Max does not die. He sleeps much, and on few occasions, he opens his eyes and groans. Liesel reads to Max from The Whistler. Rosa finally cannot take Liesel’s worrying and sends her out to...

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