This book was touching and beautifully written. Narrated by Death himself, it tells the story of a young German girl during WWII. While it is simply written, the narration of this book is truly its' strong point. Also important to note, is that this book is a work of fiction. You will not find a timeline nor footnotes. You will, however, find a tale that is emotionally intense. I fell in love with all of the characters and saw a bit of myself in Liesel. This was a beautiful story.