This book takes place during WWII in Germany, around the time Hitler was in power. What's interesting about this book is that the narrator is death. They portray death as having thoughts and feelings. The main characters include, Liesel, Rudy, Mama, Papa, and Max. All of these charters are extremely important to Liesel considering her brother past away and her mother is nowhere to be found. Overall, I think this book is great for anyone who loves a little bit of mystery and action. I really enjoyed this book.