Simply put - this book was amazing. I found myself caring for the little girl at the very beginning of the book, when she stole the first book (though I wouldn't consider what she did "stealing")...and started caring for most of the characters throughout. I wasn't sure at first what I was going to think of Death narrating it, but it was actually a very interesting point of view, and I loved all the little random asides that were inserted in the story.
All through the book, the narrator hints towards the ending, and outright tells us a few chapters before it happens exactly what will happen, then goes back and tells the story in between. It broke my heart - I cried, I smiled, I cried some more.
SUCH an amazing book - I *definitely* recommend this one!