Yes - though the backdrop is a subject dealt with hundreds of times, the structure of the narration in first person singular of the two main characters was very interesting as was the style of narration and the voice modulation signifying the mood & the environment.
I can not pick one as there were many but some that stood out were Lenka's digging her heels on staying with her family and not going with Yosef unless the other 3 members of her family also come despite opposition from everyone.Then there was the resistance through the drawings & paintings - improvising with what was available and passing the skill to the children so that they could tell the world the truth.Gotlieb proposing to Lenka - taking her back and giving her a good complete life.After liberation Lenka going to Lutia's home and the exchange between Alichka & Lenka.
Just one word Excellent!
Somewhat like that. I finished it pretty quickly.
The depth, visulization, use of words, describing the moments, feelings, pain, suffering - superbly done.
Very engaging book. I'm fascinated by novels set in this period of time because it shows the resilience of people in the worst of circumstances. This book does not disappoint. The characters are developed beautifully through the past and present events. The two narrators of main characters really brings a sense of intimacy with the protagonists. Lovely love story!
The narrator was a little pathetic at doing a male voice but overall did a good job. The story itself kept my attention and I couldn't wait for the book to reach the climax... Unfortunately, I found the ending lacking and disappointing. Kind of like when you work hard on something and then just quit at the end instead of finishing strong.
Loved this story. It was so well read as well, hard to take time for errands, as I wanted to go on a road trip just so I could continue listening w/out interruption!
I would recommend this story to those that are curious about the true but devastating history of the Holocaust and how Jewish people were treated in the camps, as the author paints a very vivid depiction of what the main characters endure on a daily basis. The main characters tell their story of love, loss, family, and close friendships during the most horrific time of their lives.
Lenka is my favorite character for her strength, endurance and determination, struggling and surviving through the Holocaust.
First of all I love that there are two different narrators, one for Josef and one for Lenka. I could hear the emotions in their voices.
I can't think of a title to rename it to, but maybe to add Terezin or World War II something like The Lost Wife of Terezin.
I love this book!!!
Beautifully written, haunting. Characters wonderfully complex. Details written to elicit readers strong emotions as it transports them to the unspeakable horrors and pain of the holocaust. Some parts are hard to read/listen to but so rich in complexity and plot. Highly recommend