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The Reader - Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary

Michael's parents and older siblings go out of town for a week, leaving Michael and his younger sister home alone. Michael shoplifts blue jeans and a sweater to bribe his sister so she will spend the week at her friend's house. He also shoplifts a silk nightgown for Hanna and is nearly apprehended by the store detective. Michael then invites Hanna to his family home, assuming she will stay there throughout the week.

Hanna appears somewhat interested in the home and tours it with Michael. She is particularly impressed by Mr. Berg's extensive library. She asks Michael if his father has written some of the books, and Michael says that he has. Michael reads some difficult passages out of one of his father's books. Michael will always remember the way Hanna looked and moved in his father's library.

Michael then serves a home-cooked meal. Hanna...

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