Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

This book came into my life on a whim one day when I was looking for something different. The title sold me before I even read the synopsis. How could you not? Its just too fantastic!

This book is written in letter form between the inhabitants of the island of Guernsey and a writer during the German occupation in the 40's. It's a totally magnetic story. It drew me in immediately and I found myself becoming utterly absorbed in the characters. I laughed with them, I sighed with them, I really found myself getting wrapped up in everything they did.

There are some of you out there who might feel that it being written in letter form could be annoying but honestly, I really didn't think so. I think it was just plain magic. I loved how different it was from my usual reads and I found the whole experience quite refreshing.

My usual modus operandi was always to avoid any novels surrounding any war that didn't happen in medieval times. I just don't enjoy them. But, this one wasn't exactly like that. It was not what I expected but I was very happy with it.

I count this book among one of my absolute favourites. I honestly think this one slinks by unnoticed even with the amazingly interesting title.

Recommendation: If you get your hands on this one, give it a read. It's going to be unlike anything else you've read and I can almost guarantee you will love it!

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