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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Title: All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr

Genre: Historical Fiction

This was a poignant story that was beautifully written, set in and around WWII.  When I first started reading it I was just flying through the pages.  Somehow I knew that this little German boy, Werner, and this blind French girl, Marie-Laure were going to cross paths, but I didn't know how or when. 

The reading went really fast in the beginning, and then it started to get loonnng - maybe because I wanted to see how it was all going to work out.  

The story was told back and forth from the perspective of each character and also jumped back and forth in time - alternating from when they were children, the beginning of the war, and the end of the war.  It depicts how the choices that we make, and how we should be true to what we believe, can alter our own future, as well as that of others.  And that it is never too late to do the right thing.  While the ending was realistic, it was not how I wanted it to end, but satisfying none the less. 

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