I’m currently reading this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. I highly recommend it for those who have any interest in history. The author weaves out a fascinating tale and sucks the reader into the finer details of two children’s lives at the time of WWII.
The story is about a blind French girl’s life in France with her father and later some distant relatives, and an orphan boy’s life in Germany with his sister and later at Hitler’s school for boys, and how their lives later intersect. The novel offers a glimpse back in time to what life was really like, and I love that. It was often very bleak, but these kids still had that spark of life in them. It wasn’t all that long ago, but it feels like a completely different planet. Truly a fascinating story.
It’s a really great read! I wish I could read every book ever written but that’s an impossible task for one lifetime. Do you know someone like that? This book is a good place to start.
I’m positive that others will enjoy this book as much as I have.