Saturday, May 23, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See is by Anthony Doerr. An wonderful story, set during WWII, of a blind French girl and a young German boy. Werner and his sister live in an orphanage in Germany. He is a wonder with electronics, but doesn't want the future he sees before him in the mines. His skill lands him in a brutal academy training to be a Hitler Youth. He must use his abilities to track the resistance. Marie-Laure lives with her father who is the locksmith for the Paris Museum of Natural History. Her father builds models of their neighborhood to help her find her way around. When her father is entrusted with the safety of a beautiful diamond, they head to the walled city of Saint-Malo to the home of her reclusive great-uncle. Her path collides with Werner's during the shelling of Saint-Malo as they both try to survive the horrors of the war. A beautifully written story. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read.

Ratings: Adult - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).

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