And the boy whose hair remained the color of lemons forever." Rudy was a friend of Liesel and they were always together. Rudy died in the end because of the war bombings that had exploded on Himmel Street.
I found this book slow to get started, but once it did, wow! A moving story, very powerful. Should be read by everyone who loves books and language. The conceit of having Death as a narrator was brilliantly original. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak