Six of the main characters of Book Thief include: Death, Liesel, Rudy, Max, Hans and Rosa. Each of these characters have specific qualities that need to be understood as part of the objective of characterization. The author/narrator gives similes to describe them and this handout asks students to cite textual evidence as they read the book and get to know each character. It also allows students for the creative outlet to draw a symbol to represent each character. This will prepare them for the final project when they have their Cell Phone Dinner Party (see my site for this final activity).