Liesel Meminger stole books before she could read. Once her foster father taught her to do so, she was addicted to words. She would steal books with her best friend, Rudy, and eventually wrote her own book.
The Book Thief: There once was a girl, who had a friend that lived in the shadows. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin and the air felt like to breathe, and that reminded her that she was still alive.