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ISBN: 1476746583

ISBN13: 9781476746586

All the Light We Cannot See

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* SOON TO BE A NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES--from the producer and director of Stranger Things starring Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, and newcomer Aria Mia Loberti* *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* National Book Award Finalist* A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book* A New York Times Bestseller * The beloved, "incandescent...luminous" (Oprah Daily) instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied...

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Superb book

I have read many books over the years and only a handful stand out as truly remarkable. This is one of them. It's easy to see why it was so highly praised and awarded and it will remain a classic for many years. Lovers of historical fiction will not be able to put it down. The characters are real and believable. The story pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the very last page. Don't delay another day, read this book now. It will live inside you long after the last page has been turned.

France world war ll

An Excellant read from start to finish. The story telling and writing is like none I have ever read. Its Brilliant and heartfelt, telling the tale of two main characters and what they lived through and experience during the War. It touches your heart, it makes you think about the fate of life and love and loss. How the human spirit goes on ..and lives....even through the terrible horrors of war. It is Beautiful and daring and heartbreaking and joyful. Its thrilling and suspenseful and never confusing about the lives of Werner and Marie, whom seem to meet by pure fate...of one being there at the right time and the right moment to make all the difference in one persons life. Also like a redemption for Werner who couldn't help the young cadet who was his best friend in Hiltlers forced youth camp...I truly can't say enough about the depth of this story and how it all plays together till the very end. A compelling and Brilliant read !! Truly a MAGNIFICENT book !!!

Outstanding Book!

I absolutely loved this book. The story was very different than the others I have read lately which made it refreshing. It included history plus interesting characters and story line. I would definitely recommend it.

historical fiction

There are a lot of historical/foreign places named and it is very easy to confuse them. Sometimes the story was clouded by the detail.

a true must read

wasn't ready for the ending; the vocabulary was difficult for me as a non-native speaker. Absolutely loved the book!

Grabs you from the start!

This book grabbed me from the start and I could hardly put it down! Lots of depth to the characters too. It's one of only a handful of books that I would gladly read again.

I Loved It!

Such a heartfelt book. It broke my heart so many times, but I couldn't get enough.

Terrific Book

I had this from the library. It's marvelous writing, so though I stayed a little confused about the plot through a good part of the book, it held me. And the denouement is great - pulls everything together, makes excellent sense, greatly resolves any possible doubts. The characters are well drawn, and the atmospherics are exact and compelling.

Amazing read!

It was not what I was expecting and the way the author wrote this book really had me hooked! I definitely recommend!


Just exquisite.

Great book!

I loved this book. The writer researched the youth of WWII to show how many people were involved in that war and how it effected them. The book started slow for me but then took off often finding myself as a fly on the wall watching the whole scene play out. Wonderful book!

Was not good

Don’t waste your time on this one. I had high hopes, but it was horribly boring. The chapters are really short and jump to different people and different time periods. Very Hard to follow.

The Beginning of Reading

When I was eleven years old my mother bought this book for me as a gift. Before this book I had only been reading the paperback Scholastic books. This was the first grown up book that I read. It was amazing, the story line, the characters and the suspense. It was heart breaking in many spots and thrilling in others. It made you fully understand the occupation in France and the effects it had on the French people. There was no part of this book that was badly written or that didn't make sense. I did sixth grade book report on this book and everyone in my class loved it. I give this book the highest rating possible and hope that everyone will give it a go.

Excellent book to get lost in

I loved this book and looked forward to reading it every night. Wonderful writing about the perseverance of a young girl in World War II.

What a read!!!!

I completely lost myself in this book. I finished in in 2 days. I just couldn’t get enough. I highly recommend it to any and every reader. I already can’t wait to read it again

Very beautiful

Very touching

One of the best books I've read

Anthony Doerr writes beautifully and the plot, weaving of timelines was done masterfully.

Wonderfully told story.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and many other awards. Well worth the time.

Good read

I bought the book on a recommendation from my friend. I enjoyed the book but it would not be my first recommendation to anyone else. It's an easy read, sometimes hard to follow since the story skips from past to present then back. I do love that the chapters are short so I can do a little reading here and there. The story was different from the normal ww2 novel which was the only reason I was able to get into it. I liked the book overall, but would not be my first pick.

Oh the imagery!

“All the Light We Cannot See” goes down as one of the best books I have ever read. The scenes the writer paints through the written word are amazingly real life. I felt as though I was present throughout the book. I recommend this book to everyone I encounter. It is right there with “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” and “The Nightingale.” A must read, in my opinion!

A basic summary

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of two teenagers during World War II (WWII), one a blind girl in Nazi-occupied France, the other a German orphan boy pressed into service by the Nazi army.

Made me cry, almost

Loved this book. The pace can feel kind of slow at times, but every portion is excellently written and credible. I enjoyed reading this and discovering that the author researched the youth of Germany.

The Light We Can Not See

We read this book for our book club. It is a riveting book about the 2nd world war, the on the ground horror of the rubble & victims due to Hitler's crazy actions. It will keep you on your seat. I couldn't leave the characters stranded so I read on and on !

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