80 pages • 2 hours readMarkus Zusak
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Roll Number One—The Haircut, Mid-April 1941: Liesel comments that Max’s shaggy hair reminds her of bird feathers, so he asks her to cut it.
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Roll Number Two—The Newspaper, Early May: On her way home from the mayor’s library, Liesel finds a newspaper in the trash with the crossword still empty. She brings this for Max to complete. Often, Liesel will sit in the basement reading while Max finishes a crossword. Death says, “Where Hans Hubermann and Erik Vandenburg were ultimately united by music, Max and Liesel were held together by the quiet gathering of words” (77-8).
Roll Number Three—The Weatherman, Mid May: After returning from a soccer game, Liesel visits Max, and he asks her to describe the weather outside.
By Markus Zusak