Updated: Jan 11
“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”
Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Um..., wow. I thought "All The Light We Can Not See" would be my favorite WWII book, ever. Not anymore.
It is hard to imagine anyone not at least getting "misty-eyed" as this book nears its end. The story is gripping, amazing, tragic, and beautifully written.
You might be thinking, another book about World War II. There are so many. Yeah, I get that. But there is a reason. World War II was human conflict on such a large global scale. It left too much destruction with too many stories to tell.
This is another story, among many, which will engross you and pull at your heart, and everything in between. It is heroism at its best. This story is so compelling, even Ken Follett wrote about this lady in book two of his Century Trilogy. Check out my review for Winter of our World.
There were moments in this book with so much drama I almost didn't want to turn the page. I didn't want the outcome to go against what I was rooting for. That's how good this story is, and that is how good Kristin Hannah is at telling the story.
I hope you will decide to read this one. Simply an amazing novel.