It was a great story. I felt like I was there. So detailed. I cried several times as I listened.
When Minka found her father's sweater and unravelled it. I felt such raw emotion at that point.
I cried several times.
enjoyable story, lots of layers in the story. Daughter, mother, grandmother. . . I had to pay attention when chapters changed to different era.
This book started off confusing and even a tad boring - but then it came together and was a beautiful story. Yes, I did predict the surprise twist but it didn't detract from the tale. Listen to it!
This is one of those (rare) books you don't want to end but at the same time, you want to know "how" it ends. I quickly connected to and deeply cared about all of the characters in the book (even some of the villains) and I looked forward to each listening session to hear more about them. If that's not a sign of a good book - I don't know what is. I will read more from this author. Also, the narration was splendid throughout.
I would def consider the audio version. It reads with drama and accent that takes you there.
Minka was full of courage & resolve. I loved her story, however haunting it was.
I visualized Minka reading her novel to her "bunk mates" and felt their need for a place far from themselves.
Would have loved too, but enjoyed going back to it each day. It is a long one, so hard to do in a day.
This was my first Jodi Picoult novel. I was impressed. Already looking for another. This was a well-told story, full of varied perspectives and gritty truth. I loved the connectivity between the past and present. I guessed the twist early, but felt the author laid the hints on pretty thick throughout purposefully. I loved the length of the novel and wish it kept going with how Sage & Leo. Did she ever tell Leo what she did? etc.
No regrets with this one!
Endearing, tragic, hopeful
There were so many poignant moments but one that was especially emotional for me:
When Minka reunites with Daria at Aushwitz after having separated from her father.
They successfully captured the story within the story through their narration. I don't think reading it would have been as powerful.