Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Must Read

What is summer break without a good book or two to occupy your sun filled days? On our trip to California, I knew I could count on Alyssa to bring along some excellent books and she didn't disappoint me. I quickly fell in love with The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Historical fiction from post World War II and written in letter format, I was quickly sucked in with the quirky characters and funny dialogue. One minute I was laughing and chuckling, the next I was trying not to cry out loud at the sadness and human atrocities that occurred during the Nazi reign of terror. I felt a sense of urgency to get this book read so that it could be returned to Alyssa's roommate when we returned. It is an easy read with no F bombs being dropped every other sentence - what a welcome relief from the many books out there with yucky language.

Read this book!
You'll be soooo glad you did!


Jen said...

I'm going to read it. Thanks for the recommendation! I love books that toy with the emotions--keeps it interesting.

jo said...

I loved this book, too! I love a good summer read!

After this book, I got on a WWII kick...The Book Thief and Sarah's Key are both good reads, too.

Glad you found a good book to enjoy over the summer :)