Saturday, June 11, 2016
All The Light We Cannot See Review
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collie in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it be touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure's reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at brutal academy for Hitler Youth then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the was and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure's converge.
This book was such an interesting and really good book was I started reading and didn't let myself get distracted from the book. I liked how this book aloud you to see what the characters were doing in each of the phases/years of the war.
Marie-Laure was a very interesting. I have never really read a book that was told from a blind person's view on everyday things, and at the beginning I would be hoping for a longer chapter on her. She was extremely smart and it was interesting how she showed it.
Werner was so amazing, and I hate how his freaking story ended. He had such a bright future and could of went so far in life but nope, nope. I also love the way his sister and him interacted.
4 out of 5 stars