You know when you read a book and it moves you? Really moves you? That whilst you were reading it, you had to stop multiple times and just gasp in awe because of the sheer beauty of it? That you are left speechless? That's how I feel right now. I am speechless. I am in awe of how truly beautiful this book is.
I cannot even begin to describe how amazing I think Doerr's writing style is. It's lyrical. It's captivating. It's breathtaking. There were many times I just stopped and admire the words he wrote down to create this beautiful book.
The story takes place during WWII and it's by no means a happy story, but it is a beautiful one. My heart broke for Marie-Laure, a young girl living through this horrendous war whilst blind, and Werner, a young German boy skilled in mathematics and science and who I admire greatly. I loved seeing where their experiences took them and I just wanted and prayed for them to escape this horrible war.
The story hurts. Really hurts. But I can't recommend it enough. I know this story is difficult but it's one that I think it's important to read. It does have some violence, swear words, and rape in it (though it does not go into details), however, I do encourage you to try and read it. It is really a beautiful story and one everyone should read about.