Follow the journey of a young Danish schoolgirl, struggling to survive under the Nazi Occupation, with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Read, as she tries with every living force to protect her best friend- a Jewish child, from a dark, cruel future. Experience the pain, the fear, the loss, and most importantly, the courage of letting things go.
The beautiful part of the tale of Annemarie Johansen is that it forces you into a cavern of the past, allowing you to witness and feel the falling sensation of days passing, and agony building, submerging you into a hopeless sea of despair and self-questioning. Nothing appears fictional, there is but only seamless reality. The sorrow, spells the truth, as family and who you are, begin to matter most.
However, not much is to be said of the ending. Only a brief overview, and vague outline is produced, and no one knows for sure, what the future truly beheld.
Additionally, it is not recommended to those who enjoy books that like to disguise themselves as phone books, or books that like to disguise themselves as Shakespearean literature. It is a petite story, with clear vocabulary and easily understandable terminology. But no fear, if you’re just getting into reading, this is quite the book for you.
It is definitely a lovely book to read, for old and young alike, with a mesmerizingly real world feature. Twists and turns lie at every corner, and words of true wisdom teach you, teach us, that some things, really, matter more. It is something that educates, emotes and enchants, truly a sweet- and tender book, with what some might say, a bittersweet ending.
Beautiful, heartbreaking and most importantly, the truth.
Category: History, Fiction, Friendship, Family, Choices