I was told to persevere with it and I'm now 63% through and it's annoying me more than ever. I'm finding it pretentious and dull and while some of the characters are fine, the girl is totally unconvincing - she reads like someone has sat down and decided on some interesting characteristics to give her ('I know! I'll make her good at fighting and football!') rather than the character growing naturally. Is it going to get better in the last 37%?
Another one who disliked and didn't finish the book theif. I would like the wine and butter beans and ouzo if anyone is offering. Ramadhan has started here - and everywhere else I suppose. It's as dull as a dull thing.