My favorite book by one of my favorite authors! This book is the story of a long-distance relationship on it's surface, but really it's about self-discovery, immigration, race, and the different ways we create a home for ourselves.
This book made me laugh out loud and cry. Just read it. You'll thank me.
There are a lot of WWII books out there, but this one - narrated by Death and starring a girl wise beyond her years - is my all-time favorite to explore the time period.
In three sentences or less, she makes 300 statements about how she sees her world with both humor and profound depth. I've read this book a million times and something new always hits me.