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I fell in love with this book after the first few pages and it's definitely going straight into my top 10!

I instantly bonded with the character of Leisel, she seems like such a sweet girl and I feel so sorry for her after everything she has been through in her life. I love her relationship with her foster father Hans, it hit me in the heart when he started teaching her to read and if she woke up from a nightmare he would stay awake with her and they would practice reading. I love the character of Hans too, he seems like such a lovely man who cares about everyone before himself, he was definitely one of my favourite characters. I didn't really bond with her foster mother at the start, she came across as arrogant and harsh, however as I read more and more I actually really started to like her.

Loved how Leisel has a friend in her life like Rudy but I am so frustrated that she didn't tell him how she felt about him! Ahh! He leaves so many hints to and she knows he likes her but she still does nothing!

When Max came into the story I was very curious as to who he was and what his story was, I loved everything about him. I love how Leisel cares for him so much and how he makes her unique books based on life and draws her cute little drawings in them. Their relationship is just lovely.

I don't really want to mention anything else that happens because it's such a good book and I don't want to ruin anything for you if you decide to read it (which you should!).

I love how death is the narrator and the way that he speaks and describes things, I cried quite a bit at the end from sadness and then from happiness. This book is a roller coaster of emotions!!!

I highly recommend this book. If you have already read it, I would love to know what you thought of it?

Danielle xo

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  1. I totally lost control of my emotions when I was reading this. It's one of the most beautiful books I've ever read! What a witty narrator death was! And Hans was such a darling!

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    1. Hans was so lovely he made me want to cry at times aha! Death was amazing as a narrator, you never see that in books and I loved it!

      Such an emotional book!