I've tried to read this book twice now and I still can't finish it. The book doesn't work for me at all. I don't care enough about the characters to finish. I think I can count on one hand the number of books I haven't been able to finish in my entire life. I wanted to love this book. So many other people have raved about it. People whose opinions I respect. Not happening. I know it's a young adult book, but I don't even think that was the problem. Not sure what is, exactly. Death annoyed me. Death tries too hard to be clever. Or something. Maybe I'll try again in a few months and see what happens.