All the Light we can not see

Hey Guys,

So we’re back (Kinda).

It’s been almost a year, in fact I just received the wordpress acknowledgement of our 1 year anniversary. Well, I guess after 9 months of not blogging it is time to start another attempt to share our lives with you.

all the light

In the beginning of this year I read ‘All the Light we can not see’ by Anthony Doerr. The book has been much hyped all around and the first 5 pages are just comments of famous authors and newspapers going on and on about what a wonderful read it is. Naturally I was intrigued.

Being in France at the time, the story taking place partly in the streets of Paris pulled me in magically. I finished the book within days, reading under the table in school, at home and pretty much anywhere else. It is a fantastic novel with such rich and well developed characters and a rather unexpected story development

Blurb:

Marie-Laure is a young French girl, living with her father in a small apartment in Paris. Her mother died when she was very young and at the age of 6 she started going blind. Every day her father takes her to work in the museum and every night her takes her back home. Yet the time is coming in which she needs to learn to become more independent and slowly her father teaches her to work around her sickness

Then World War 2 breaks out, and everything changes

Werner is a German orphan living with his sister Jutta in a small orphanage. They do not have much and often struggle to bring food onto the table, yet they live in peace. Then Werner finds that he has a hidden talent. He can fix things. He starts out with an old radio but as news of his talent spread, his clients become more and more wealthy.

Then World War 2 breaks out and Werner is supposed to leave this behind.

 

My opinion:

This book blew me away in every sense of the word. Doerr’s style of writing is magnificent and paints a beautiful picture of struggle and fight in the readers mind. The book is certainly not an easy read but I highly recommend it for anyone who needs  big book on a rainy day!

 

Lots of Love,

-S

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