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Marie Laure became blind at the age of six. Her father built her a model of their neighborhood so she could memorize it with her fingers and use it for navigation of real streets. When the Germans came invading Paris, they fled to Saint -Malo to her agoraphobic uncle. In Germany, Werner is an orphan boy so enchanted with crude radios that he becomes a master at building and fixing them, eventually becoming a leading Resistance tracker. The war drives him out too and he meets Marie-Laure.
What makes this book stand out?
A deftly interwoven story that took a decade to complete.
Read it for
The book illuminates how people try to be good to one another despite all odds, no matter what they have been through.
Don't read it for
The story takes on some dark turns that may be too depressive until the ray of light beams in.