"The book thief and her brother were travelling down toward Munich, where they would soon be given to foster parents. We now know, of course, that the boy didn't make it." pg. 19 In this part of the story, Liesel and her brother were travelling to Germany and her brother died on the ride there, which was the introduction to her first of many struggles
Meeting with the Mentor/Helper
"There was something black and rectangular lodged in the snow. Only the girl saw it. She bent down and picked it up and held it firmly in her fingers. The book had silver writing on it." pg. 24. At this point in the book, Liesel had just watched her brother get buried and is stealing her first book.
Crossing the Threshold
"A gang of tears trudged from her eyes as she held on and refused to go inside." pg. 28. At this point in the book, Liesel is having a hard time coping with the loss of her brother, and does not want to go live with complete strangers she doesn't know anything about.
Tests and Enemies
"Leave her alone." Hans Hubermann entered the fray. His gentle voice made its way in, as if slipping through a crowd. "Leave her to me." pg. 33 At this point in the book, Hans is trying to make Liesel as comfortable as possible with her new situation
"He looked over and winked. She would have no trouble calling him papa." pg. 35. At this point in the book, Liesel is being told to call her foster parents mama and papa, and is starting to accept her new living situation
"Possibly the only good thing to come out of these nightmares was that it brought in Hans Hubermann, her new papa, into the room, to soothe her, to love her." pg. 36. At this point in the book, Liesel is learning that she can trust Hans to be there when she needs him.