Rudy Steiner was scared of the book thief's kiss. He must have longed for it so much. He must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them." - The Book Thief
In the book, Liesel finds Rudy's dead body and finally kisses him. This is very significant because Rudy was always asking her for a kiss, although he knew she would refuse. Rudy was in love with Liesel and Liesel was secretly in love with him too.
"The Book Thief" While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.