All the Light We Cannot See

Photo of Saint Malo, France with ocean in the background. Many green and blue colors in the photograph
Anthony Doerr
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Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Have you ever begun reading a book, and by the first few lines already accepted the fact that you probably will not sleep until the book is finished? All the Light We Cannot See is one of those books for me. I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction books, and this was no exception.

The city in which much of this story takes place- St. Malo, France- is such a beautiful place, and provides an excellent backdrop for many of the events in this book. The story centers around Marie, a sharply intelligent French girl, and Werner, a German boy with the unique talent of working with radios. The story follows their different experiences of World War II, switching back and forth between Marie and Werner’s points of view.

If you enjoy historical fiction, this book will not disappoint.

Written by Megan K.