The story is from the point of view of the Grimm Reaper himself. As weird as that might seem Zusak makes it work beautifully. He follows how a young girl adapts to her tiny town during the holocaust and how she learns what is most important in life.
I am fascinated by this genre of books to begin with but this book jumped to my all time favorite. All of the feels. I caught myself holding my breath a few times during the book.
Everything. Especially the original PoV. We've all heard about the Holocaust and Anne Frank but for some reason this book put me right in the middle of it all.
Absolutely nothing. Except that it had to end. It was mildly predictable but to me that isn't the take home point.
When a young adult book moves me and makes me ponder humanity like The Book Thief has, there is no other option for a rating.
History fans, Young adults, People who fall in love with characters.
I'm sorry for being so vague, I don't want to give much away. That does not by any means mean that it means less to me. I wish I could give everyone a copy. If you've been putting it off like I did, go read it now!!