I previously stated that Rudy also heavily influenced Liesel , perhaps even more than Hans. However I felt as if I was too indirect with my point. I already said that Rudy established a name for Liesel on Himmel street, and due to this reputation kids respect her. Liesel is Around 13 near the end of the book, when a Kid turns 13 something clicks and makes them act rebellious, and they think their parents don’t understand them, and they generally think only their friends understand them, and they start spending more time with their friends. ( I guess 13 is an unlucky number) If Tragedy did not unfold on Himmel Street Rudy would have had a very strong teenage influence on Liesel.