by Markus Zusak

What a masterpiece!! So beautifully written and creative. I loved that Death was the narrator and had a sense of humor, empathy and didn’t fall into the stereotype of the grim reaper. Difficult content of WWII and yet, it had so much hope and beauty.

From a writing standpoint, this book demonstrates a fantastic use of metaphor, description and structure. And you fall in love with the characters who exhibit such strength.

This book and story will stay with me for a long time and may need a second reading in the future.