I have to admit, right off the bat, that I was a little disappointed. I read an e-version and I thought I still had a lot of story left to look forward to, but when I "turned" the page at 68%, it was over.
aside, I loved it!!! It took me several page to get into the style of
it (a novel written strictly in letters), but once I did, I was amazed
at how much I learned and discovered about an incident that I didn't
even realize had happened in history (German occupation on the island of
Guernsey, located in the English Channel). I didn't even know where Guernsey was, prior to reading this book. I was also amazed at how
well the characters voices came across through a series of letters. I
truly felt that I got to know each and every one of them, even
Elizabeth, who was absent at the time.
Which led me to my next
thought--did most people write such interesting, informational letters
during that time period?? Have we lost that art in our day and age?
Maybe, maybe not.
Of course, I loved the romance angle of it. :)
My son has to read this over the summer for his high school and it will be interesting to see how a teenage boy feels about this story.
Content: some language; mention of war violence.