At Leisel's brother's funeral, she noticed that one of the grave diggers dropped a black book with "The Grave Digger's Handbook" in silver writing on the cover. She decided to pick it up.
After Hitler's birthday, and the bonfire, Liesel discovered an untouched book at the bottom of the burnt pile. She decided to steal it. After she took it, she noticed that the mayor's wife, Ilsa Herman, had been watching her.
Frau Hermann invited Liesel into her library. Liesel, fascinated by the room, touched all the books on the shelves.
Liesel and Max are sharing their nightmares to each other. Liesel's nightmare was about her dead brother, while Max's was about leaving his family behind. This made their bond stronger.
Liesel and Rudy go to the mayor's house, where Liesel climbs in the window to steal "The Whistler."
Liesel is reading "The Whistler" to Max, who is in a coma due to sickness. She left gifts for him, such as a pinecone, a feather, a candy wrapper, and a piece of paper with the description of a cloud.