All the Light We Cannot See
I find the experiences of the common man (or woman) during incredible times to be endlessly fascinating. In this gorgeous book set during World War II we oscillate very quickly between young Werner who has been plucked from obscurity to join the Hitler youth. Here his brilliant mind flourishes but he can't quite shake the feeling that what he is doing is wrong. The other narrative is of Marie-Laure who has been blind since she was a little girl. She struggles in France against the Nazi occupation. The pace of this novel is very fast as the chapters can be as short as half a page and rarely longer than 5-7 pages. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and flipping pages as quick as possible. Fans of The Book Thief will really enjoy this one, as everyone else will.