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ISBN: 1476746583

ISBN13: 9781476746586

All the Light We Cannot See

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six,...

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17 ratings

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.

Good Read!

I recommend this book. It was a pick from my bookclub and all members agreed that it was a great book. It took a few short pages to get the hang of the format (jumps between first-persons and time) but the short sections made it great for busy readers to come to-and-from the book (although it can be a real page-turner as well).

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.

Do not recommend

It was one of the most boring books I’ve ever read. I never liked any of the characters and could not understand the storyline. The last hundred pages are better than the rest, but it was a total snooze.

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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