Why this book?
This is a beautifully written story about a blind French girl and a German boy whose lives are interwoven in occupied France as both try to survive the horrors of World War II. The boy’s infatuation with building a radio that can bring them news they can trust reminds me of my own illegal activities in Berlin, where listening to the BBC on an outlawed radio was crucial for my family, but punishable by death.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II
Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.'
For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic…