"With one eye open, one still in a dream, the book thief-also known as Liesel Meminger-could see without question that her younger brother Werner, was now sideways and dead." (Pg. 20)
"The Call to adventure"
"Quite a way beyond the outskirts of Munich, there was a town called Molching, said best by the likes of you and me as 'Molking.' That's where they were taking her, to a street by the name of Himmel." (Pg. 26)
"Refusal of the call"
"The fact was this: Liesel would not get out of the car." (Pg. 28)
Liesel loses her brother and this gains the audience's sympathy for her as well as giving background on her being the book thief.
“Meeting with the mentor/helper”
" ' We take the sheets off,' Papa said an when he reached under and pulled the fabric, something loosened and landed with a thud. A black book with silver writing on it came came hurtling out and landed on the floor, between the tall man's feet." (Pg. 64)
Liesel is being brought to the Hubermann's house because her mother cannot take care of her. She is being forced to start anew.
"Crossing the threshold"
"When she reached her hand in, she was bitten, but on the second attempt she made sure she was fast enough. she latched onto the closest of books." (Pg. 120)
Liesel does not want to go into a new world and start a new life with strangers
“Tests and enemies”
" 'CanI?' Those two words stood among acres and acres of vacant, wooden floored land. the books were miles away. The woman nodded. Yes you can (Pg. 134)
Liesel and Hans get to be great friends after Liesel has many night terrors that result in Hans having to come up and replace her sheets because Liesel wets her bed after each nightmare.
Although this was Liesel's second time stealing a book, it was her first books stolen in her new home city. This is the start of Liesel taking control of her new life in a strange place.
Liesel has started to become friends with the mayor's wife, Ilsa Hermann as she now has access to the library at the mayor's house.