The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is an incredible story about the families of Himmel Street in Munich as the doom of WWII approaches, and is a story narrated by Death. Centered around two adolescences, Rudy Steiner and Liesel Meminger, Death tells us of the events seen through their eyes. Of course the reader already knows what is coming, and the destruction war will bring. The only question is who will survive.The dignity of mankind is a survivor. The horror and hatred created by man could not extinguish the fruit of love and compassion. That is reason enough to read The Book Keeper, but it is also a story well told.