I agree. That bothered me so much.
I cried. A lot. More than a lot.
It was an amazing (an by that I mean very sad but in a perfect way) but why were you shocked? The moment you meet him Death tells you he is going to die.
That made me cry so much, especially because he and Liesel never got past the friend stage...
When I read that I cried so much. :'( It was beautifully written.Then when I was going to lend the book to a friend, and I dropped it and it opened to the page where he dies... and I started crying all over again. I almost never cry when I read, so this is a big deal for me.
It was horrible because you knew he was going to die but then when it actually happened you wanted to change that fact so much but you couldn't...