In The Book Thief Liesel steals many things. One of those things is a book. It’s called the Shoulder Shrug. She steals the book after a German book burning. The Shoulder Shrug a two other books didn’t get burned. There was a consequence. The mayors wife saw her take the book from the ashes. The mayors wife after that lets Liesel into her library to read her books. Who knows what will happen next? Death says that the mayors wife will let her down but in what way. One of the consequences of stealing is paranoia. Liesel was suffering from it before the mayors wife let her into her library. Liesel really shouldn’t have stolen the book. She may have justified it by saying that Germany owed her something and maybe it did. Stealing the book was wrong even if it was just going to get burned anyway.