This book is absolutely fantastic! You can tell Sepetys put in a lot of hard work to make this novel for people to know the story of Lithuanians everywhere. The writing is phenomenal, the story heartbreaking but beautiful, and the characters brilliantly complex! I cannot stress this enough: Read this book. You will gain so much from it. Knowledge, Power. Depth. It's just a fantastic read.
Just keep in mind that this is by no means a light read. It is depressing and it will weigh heavily on you. With that being said, it is still very much worth the read. A beautiful novel from a beautiful author.
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