All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


A blind French girl, Marie Laurie, escapes to her great-uncle’s house in Saint-Malo, France with her father during World War II.  When her father is imprisoned, Marie Laurie assists the resistance in her town along with the help of her great-uncle. She also guards a secret that her father left with her. Marie Laurie crosses paths with Werner, a young German soldier, and they save each other in more ways than one. This beautiful novel  is told in alternating voices & is highly recommended for young adult fans of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is also good for teens who enjoy a layered story told with nuanced  language. This is an adult book with adult themes so it is recommended for older teens.

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