" ' Wake up, Rudy,' and now, as the sky went on heating and showering ash, Liesel was holding Rudy Steiner's shirt by the front. ' Rudy, please.' The tears grappled with her face. ' Rudy, please, wake up, Goddamn it, wake up, I love you. Come on, Rudy, come on, Jesse Owens, don't you know I love you, wake up, wake up, wake up...'" (Zusak 535) I feel that this is a very moving powerful part of the book because while they were growing up and spending all their time together she would never admit she liked him. Also just after that part in the story Liesel kisses Rudy. That I feel is also important because he would often make bets and things and If he won he would always ask for a kiss and she always denied him until he was dead she admitted her feelings and kissed him.
In the song "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers he sings about how two people can call on each other for their problems and if they are struggling they will always help each other as long as they ask for help other wise they wouldn't know that they needed help.
Theme 3- A Little Bit of Kindness Goes a Long Way
I truly believe that a simple act of kindness can do something amazing because you never know what someone is going through.
" The Jew stood before him, expecting another handful of derision, but he watched with everyone else as Hans Hubermann held his hand out and presented a piece of bread, like magic. When it changed hands, the Jew slid down. He fell to his knees and held Papa's shins. He buried his face between them and thanked him" ( Zusak 394).
I feel that the song Imagine is really empowering and connects to this theme well because the song talks about imagining how life would be if everyone came together. If there was no greed and no hunger, and having every person live their lives like they want to and not being forced to believe in one thing.