I'll keep it brief. I finished The Book Thief yesterday. As I read the book, especially the last 150+ pages, I wept. I had to put the book down more than once because I couldn't see the words through the tears. When I closed the book, I was exhausted and filled. I cannot say enough good about The Book Thief. It is an amazing book, comprised of beautifully written passages and perfectly crafted storytelling. Markus Zusak weaves a tale that changed words into tangible things. I am buying a copy of my own so I can underline and mark the passages that jumped off the page at me, of which there were many.
In short, I highly recommend this book. Have you read it yet? What are you waiting for?!