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A beautifully crafted story of World War II
12 September 2014
This is my favourite read this year! Believable and beautiful with an under current of evil and unnecessary cruelty
Many of the characters are warm and delightful, some plain evil and some purely unthinking about their actions and the results. The connecting link of the pre war radio broadcasts and their influence and the possible power of the stone were an additional involvement.
This World War II story follows the journey of two young people both with totally different handicaps and outcomes.Marie Laure protected and cherished since birth, was taught to cope in a dark and frightening world. Werner an orphan learned to find his own way only seeing the evil in his direction as he struggled .
The main characters are believable and loveable, and the name of the book appropriate from the view point of the actual. blindness of Marie Laure, to Werner's struggle to better himself and failure to recognise the evil he was being sucked into. A weak ending but truer to life than the conjoined ending Between the two leads that I had foreseen!a