Death and the Dictator
This book was an interesting twist on a tragedy we've read/heard about for over half a century. Death as a character, the narrator, was a little difficult to accept in the beginning but it did work quite well. I found myself feeling empathy for Death. I didn't connect to the rest of the characters as I sometimes do in a book but think the author did an excellent job of portraying both the dilemma and the failure of the German people to protect/protest the torture and killing of the Jewish people. While this is a tough subject for young people, I am pleased that Markus Zusak is bringing this reality of terror and dictators to a younger generation. The book would be great for a book club or classroom discussion.
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