As any author that I've ever researched, she's my favorite to hate. Or should I say my least favorite? The former conveys my feeling better I feel.
And I should add to the list that they're both from Arizona.
Something that authors do that annoys me is when they make their characters always end up in their hometown. The only part about 'The Book Thief' that I felt disappointed about was how Leisel ended up in Sydney, Australia after growing up in Germany when she met Death. It seemed a bit too predictable to me.