Why did I love this book?
If I were ever forced to choose a “favorite” book, this would be it. I love it. It’s completely unique and imaginative. As I was familiar with Zusak’s other books, I bought it as soon as it came out without knowing what it was about. My breath stopped when I read:
“The question is, what color will everything be at that moment when I come for you? What will the sky be saying?”
My sister had died just six months before. The idea that Death saw colors in all the souls carefully collected gave me great solace.
On top of that, it’s a really, really good story.