Markus Zusak’s Book Thief holds some of the best writing I have ever read. Each page paints pictures in your mind. Zusak’s novel, a Holocaust story, endeavors to show the good that existed within the Germany of World War II and the country’s struggle to break the oppression of Hitler and the Nazis. In an interesting twist, author Zusak allows Death to narrate the story. Older readers (and parents) will not want to miss this one.