The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Wow, that is about all I can say. This book takes place in Nazi Germany and we meet our main character as her brother dies. But this is not the typical Nazi Germany, our main character is not Jewish. She is a little girl who is given up because her mother can no longer care for her or her brother. But when her brother dies and is buried she picks up a book dropped by one of the grave diggers, this is the book that starts her career as a book thief.

This book starts slowly and is a little strange our narrator is Death, who drops hints and gives away details all through the book. But you slowly fall in love with the characters and begin to care so much about them, and at the end of this book I was in tears. This is not a happy ever after, but worth the read never the less.