When this quote was said, Liesle was tearing the pages out of her book. Literature was something that kept hergoing throughout the entire disaster. Without books, Liesle wouldn't have been then same character. She wouldn't have met any of the other kids.
Each of the books in this article has a different way of taking you through life. Each has its own lessons. That's how all books are. Liesle experienced this throughout the many novels that she took.
Theme #1- Stealing isn't always bad
"He laughed. Goodnight book thief. It was the first time Liesle had been branded with her title, and she couldn't hide the fact that she liked it very much. As we're both aware, she'd stolen previously, in late October 1941, it became official. That night Liesle Meminger truly became the book theif"
Liesle took pride in being the book theif. Stealing/taking books was the only way she could truly be herself through the rough times. People knew what she was doing but decided not to say or do anything about it as it was a part of who Liesle was.