Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
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The Guernsey Literary and potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Genre - Historical Fiction
Quote from Amazon...
"As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all."
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM • "A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name".
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My ReviewI was not sure when I started this book how easy a read it would be. I only say this because it is written entirely in letter form. The back and forth letters between a writer, her associates and friends corresponding with the folks of the island of Guernsey. It did not take long for me to get used to the flow of the letters and look forward to the next one.
The letters are the focus of the German occupation of their island. There are tragic stories and humorous tales.
I fell in love with most of the people in the book. The book is somewhat painful in light of the German occupation but it is also heartwarming.
So what would I rate this book on my reading scale?
I would give it a 4/5 on my scale.
New Vocabulary WordUnctuous-having, revealing, or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality.
Favorite Quotes"The old adage-humor is the best way to make the unbearable bearable-may be true."
"I never met a man half so true as a dog."
"...but it did happen to you and you can't pretend it didn't".
Happy Reading Everyone!
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