This is, perhaps, one of my favourite quotations from The Book Thief (and don't worry--it gives nothing away!)
"I have given you two events in advance, because I don't have much interest in building mystery. Mystery bores me. It chores me. I know what happens and so do you. It's the machinations that wheel us there that aggravate, perplex, interest and astound me."
In parts, I fell a little in love with the honesty and the open-ness of Zusak's narrator--it had a freshness to it and, more than that, an identification. I liked that--I knew where I stood.