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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

Max Vandenburg Timeline and Summary

  • Max is seen in hiding.
  • He's given a copy of Hitler's book and the other tools he needs to get to Himmel Street.
  • He arrives in Himmel Street and sleeps for three days.
  • Fairly quickly, he develops a close friendship with Liesel.
  • When Hans publically shows his sympathy for Jewish people, Max is forced to leave Himmel Street, because Hans is afraid the Nazis will search his house.
  • We next see Max on the road to Dachau where he's reunited, briefly, with Liesel.
  • At the end of the novel, he comes to Alex Steiner's tailor shop looking for Liesel.
  • Max and Liesel have a joyful reunion.