I think that the positive really did outweigh the negative in this story. Yes it is a sad story, and yes it swears a lot, but I thought it was a good book and was worth it to read it. When bad things happen, like when pretty much everyone Liesel knew got blown to smithereens, there can still be light after all the shadow and bad. I did not enjoy all the swearing, and the sadness was, well, sad. Mr. Green chose a good book for us to read, and I think that he should keep doing this book for Popular Literature.