Yet another one of my Spring Break reads. I had heard so much about this book for sooooo long, and I knew it was high time for me to suck it up and read. I swear my English-teacher neighbor has been slipping it into conversations since fourth grade, but the concept was just so dark.
At first, I was very very turned off by the fact that the grim-reaper is the narrator. The style of writing was just so strange. Holocaust books are typically not my thing either. I get far to depressed and emotional. They really rip my heart right out.
My hesitations with the book didn't last long. I quickly breezed through it. I legitimately couldn't wait to see what happened to the characters (especially Max!). Any book about the holocaust-era is going to be a bit sad, a bit depressing. The Book Thief was not different in that respect, but it also had its fair share of hope and friendship.
I was enthralled in every page.