“This book was beautiful. Oh my goodness to beautiful and sad. What a new look on WW2. The writing is so poetic and the story just flows smoothly. At first it was a struggle to get into it, but after I read 1oo pages or more I just read and didn't want to put it down.
The fact that is was narrated by Death was one of the most unique aspects of the book. Death describing his experiences were just so interesting and well told that I never wanted it to stop.
My favorite characters would have to be Hans Hubermann, Rudy Steiner and Death. I loved all the others and the development of them but they topped the list.
The ending was so sad I didn't even cry. I just read half in shock. At the end I just felt the sadness right along with everything. The loss, the tragedies of World War 2.
The content of this book is language. Lots of language. It really bugged me. But once I accepted it as part of the story and the characters I was able to read it better. It should not be read by young readers. That much I can say.
One of the reviews on the book cover I would have to agree with. Zusak told everything simply. He didn't dramatize anything more than it needed and that alone had the power.
Such a beautiful book.”