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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See

Book #94 Read in 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This book takes place during World War 2 and is told in alternating chapters from the viewpoint of Werner, a young boy in the Nazi Party, and Marie-Laure, a blind French girl.  Both viewpoints detail the effects of war and the trials that people had to go through.  Near the end of the book (quick moving even though it is over 500 pages long) the two intersect for a brief but meaningful period of time. 

The writing of this book is lush and excellent.  The characters are wonderfully developed and leap off the page.  As I said, this book is long but the chapters are short and the book's pace is quick moving.  I would recommend this book to high school students and adults alike. 


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