Tuesday, January 20, 2015
All The Light We Cannot See
This is an amazing book. It is a very large book, over 500 pages but don't let that deter you, it is well worth the read. The book is about a blind girl who lives with her father in Paris. Her father works at the Museum of Natural History. When the Nazis occupy Paris, Marie-Laurie and her father flee to stay with her reclusive Uncle. They carry with them what might be the Museum's most precious jewel. Meanwhile, an orphan named Werner is recruited to an academy for Hitler Youth. He is very good at mathmatics and fixing things. His abilities take him into the heart of the war and here he realizes the cost of where his life has taken him. It is here that he has a brief and unexpected encounter with Marie-Laurie. They are both trying to survive the awful war. Their chance meeting will set the course for the rest of their lives. This book is well written, mixing history with a bit of whimsy. It keeps you turning pages and hoping for survival. I highly recommend reading this book.