What can you say about a book that is narrated by Death? Did the author take a chance with this idea? Yes, he did. Did it work? Amazingly well. I was completely drawn in by the quality of the writing even though it is written for a much younger audience. It's funny, it's horrific, there are many memorable, haunting moments, and it is just a really good read.
It's not an easy read but it is definitely worth the time and effort. If you give this book to a teenager I suggest you sit down and talk about it later.