‘Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects–and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life?’
I couldn’t make myself put the book down once I started to read it. I just enjoyed it so much and the story was so gripping. Good and bad are not as simply divided as black and white; there are grey areas too. And Light is a perfect example of that. I absolutely fell in love with the main character (not that I agreed with what he was doing) as he was created perfectly. He was a funny mix of smart yet evil.
At the beginning of Death Note, there was a lot of information given to us all at once which could get a little confusing to someone who hadn’t seen the anime but that was pretty easy to get over once you understood what was going on.
Death Note definitely makes you think about good vs bad and whether or not you agree with what Light is doing. You start to question what you would do in Light’s situation. Does an eye for an eye make the whole world blind or do evil people deserve to be punished with death?
Death Note really makes you think and question your morals and for that I absolutely love it. I also love the artwork as there was so much detail for a very detailed plot.
Have you read Death Note before? If so, what do you think of it?