Who am I?
Why did Donna love this book?
I had heard of Dr. Mengele’s experiments in genetics in WWII, but nothing specific. I didn’t know, for example, that he looked at twins and that he tortured children.
In this book, we follow twin girls, where chapters go back and forth between their points of view. The author does a stunning job of helping us see how a given situation can be interpreted differently by different characters and how the bravura of a character might be camouflage for tremendous fear.
Here, the children are resilient and extraordinarily decent in the face of hideous choices. It is far too easy to underestimate children’s understanding of morality. I was grateful for every page of this book.