I picked up the Book Thief from the library yesterday. I've heard so much about the prose and the story, though I didn't actually know the plot line.
When I read the back, I got so excited. The Holocaust has always been a fascinating/dreadful era to me. Ever since I read The Devil's Arithmetic in sixth grade, I've been hooked by the amazing heroism displayed by so many during that time.
Needless to say, I can't wait to start The Book Thief!
When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by something unexpected? What was the last book you read that you couldn't put down?