Hello everyone! Today I am going to be doing another book review for you on a book that has been on my TBR for a long time, but I always seemed to put off. I have heard so much good praise for this book, but that it was at times a deep read, so I put it off until I finally decided that I needed to just pick up the book and read. I am glad that I did! I am talking about Fifty Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.
First though, as always, you can check the book out HERE.
This book was such an enjoyable, but somewhat harrowing read. It is a story of heartbreak, persecution, death, and ultimately hope all told from the viewpoint of a young girl. Our narrator went through so many trials and hardships and I think honestly her age made such a huge factor in the strength of this story. I felt such an emotion reading this knowing through the main characters eyes and I think that had it been told through a different set of eyes, it would have fallen a little more flat.
The story itself follows a very hard period of time during WW2 that not many people know about, certainly not me. I had no idea about the separate persecution that was happening because much of WW2 centers on The Holocaust and the Jews. I felt that this story brought to light something that others attempted to bury and that it brought it to light in a way that you can’t ignore. You are not not able to feel for this young girl and what she experiences. It was told in a way that was captivating and easy to understand.
This book takes us back to a time in our life most people would rather forget and brings to light a new event that most don’t know about. I highly recommend that anyone read it and I know I am going to be doing some more research into WW2 and other crimes and persecution that happened. Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you!