I have, in fact, finished Markus Zusak's hugely acclaimed YA novel The Book Thief. Given the nature of the material, I do think I would like an extra week to mull it over and, additionally, read some more recently-published YA. Thanks. Here's a picture of Rat Girl when she was a kitten. At that age she was more of an undiscriminating destroyer of things, as you can clearly see.