Markus Zusack origonaly wrote this book for adults, but the YA audunce pickeded up... Even though the main chatacter is a pree teen and teen in the story, deth is the narater so it has both a masculine and feminine ballence...
I think this book is fine for anyone over 13, thats when I first read it myself!
There is A LOT of death in the story, but all of it has meaning, it is not mindles volience. But there are some intence immages, and deth is a very intence subject. there is a wee bit of swearing, most of the swearing is in german, if you don't understand German you do learn some greatght swearwords form the 40s!
the first line in the book is "you are going to die" deth speeks the the reader a lot, but you begin to know him as a person and dair i say e becomes likeable!
This book is beautifuly written as well!
I read this book three times in one year, and it helped me deal with a lot of sad deaths around me (including the suside of a close friend)
This is a must read for everyone, and if you are under 13 make shure you are mature anough to handle a lot of death talk.
just remember that this book will tear your hart out, run it over with a steemrolar then put your hart back to gether a gain!
YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!