During the bombings, Liesel found reading to the people in the basement provided a soothing voice during chaos. It features her growth from being scared to read in her class, to reading in front a large gathering.
"On Friday, a statement arrived to say that Hans Hubermann was to be drafted into the German Army" (Zusak, "Punishment"). Hans had been drafted because he helped a Jewish man on the street.
With Max and Hans gone, it was quiet and sad in the Hubermann home. On Christmas, Rosa gave Liesel a book Max had written for her, "The Word Shaker".
"'Papa, Papa'. She must have said it a hundred times as she hugged him in the kitchen and wouldn't let go." (Zusak, "Homecoming"). Hans had broken his leg, resulting in him being sent home.
"There was a small valley in the mountain range of rubble. The hot sky was red and turning. Pepper streaks were starting to swirl..." (Zusak, "The End of The World Part II"). Death had finally come to take everyone's soul except for Liesel's, who was in the basement writing her story.
When the war was over, Liesel accompanied Alex Steiner in his tailor shop. In October 1945, Max approached looking for her. "Liesel came out. They hugged and cried and fell to the floor." (Zusak, "Max")