Max sleeps for three days straight, and Liesel watches him. Sometimes in his sleep he says the names of his family members, Walter, and Hitler. Liesel is standing over him when Max finally wakes up, and he takes her arm, looking confused and desperate.
Just like Liesel, Max arrives in the Hubermann house full of nightmares. This is an immediate connection between the two of them, but for now Liesel is wary and afraid of the stranger.