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The Book Thief features innovative stylistic techniques. The most obvious innovation (which some readers love and others can't stand) is narrator Death's use of boldface text to relay certain information, as here:
*** A SMALL ANNOUNCEMENT***
ABOUT RUDY STEINER
He didn't deserve to die the way he did. (37.9).
As in the example provided, these sections are used for a few of Death's favorite pastimes: foreshadowing and plot-spoiling. Of course, he doesn't confine this to the boldfaced passages the novel is laced with it.