Posted by: JulieAloha | January 16, 2018

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 34: The Nightingale

I’m still teary, this one was really emotional. Kristin Hannah’s novel The Nightingale is a tale of two sisters living in occupied France during WWII, one trying to survive passively while quietly protecting those she loves and the other seeking a far more active and dangerous path in the French resistance, but each exhibiting their heroism in their own way. Beautifully told, sometimes very graphically, and portraying characters written with great truth and the shadowed depth of real people nuanced with both ideals and failings, naivety and wisdom, strength and frailty. I felt as if I had been there and the end comes with a bit of time shock as I bring myself back to the present.

Completed 1/16/18, current balance 540.5 points

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