All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Doerr writes of Marie, a blind French girl, who leaves Paris with her father at the beginning of WWII to stay with a reclusive uncle in Saint-Malo. Ultimately Marie’s life intersects with Werner’s. He is an orphaned German boy with outstanding engineering skills. I loved quite a few aspects of this novel and especially the beautiful writing. The descriptions of settings and characters are wonderful. I wish I could have loved the novel entirely. But I found its coincidences (the meeting of Marie and Werner) and its fantastical element (a large, mythical diamond) simply too hard to digest.

Gwenamon says: Much less than brilliant

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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