The verdict is still out on The Book Thief, but so far I like it a lot.
It’s told from the perspective of the “grim reaper”, and his subject is young girl in Nazi Germany. It’s got a quirky style of writing that keeps it interesting. I’m about 1/3 of the way through, so all I really know at this point is, the little girl loves books, and given the chance, she will steal them. The tension is building, and it looks like her life is destined to get more and more complicated as the war progresses. I’ll give an update when I finish it.