More Spring reading…

Mrs Braint, who works at Berkhamsted as a Teaching Assistant, has recommended a novel which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015, Anthony Doerr’s All the light we cannot see.   Here are her thoughts when I first asked her what she was reading:

“It is set in the beginning of WWII and the chapters oscillate between Werner, a very bright German orphan, and Marie-Laure  who has been blind since the age of 6. The writing is so clever because it is very descriptive but he draws on all your senses to imagine the scenes, he doesn’t  just describe the sights. I think this is ingenious  because  one of the characters is blind. I’m only a third of the way through and obviously don’t know where the plot is going to go, nevertheless I would highly  recommend this book….”

And when she finished the book, she continued:

“[I] loved it! I would definitely recommend it. It’s his style of writing, I was utterly immersed in the story and setting.”

Other readers I know have also enjoyed Doerr’s book immensely and so, naturally, it will be on my tbr list for the forthcoming Easter holidays.

all the light we cannot see

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Author: Berkhamsted School Library

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