Wednesday, March 13, 2013
book review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
This book was just DELIGHTFUL. Rather then a long review, here are a few reasons why I loved it.
-- The setting is a place I had never heard of (Guernsey) and now I really, really want to visit. I asked Daniel if he had heard of Guernsey, and he said of course because that is where Guernsey cows come from. Touche.
--The whole book is written as a series of letters. I think this approach has the potential to be very hokey and confusing, but the authors did such a wonderful job. The letters allow the different voices of the characters to really shine.
-- Speaking of the characters, I want to be real-life best friends with them. Basically, I want to move to this book.
--Finally, be sure to read the author's note and learn why there are two authors. It's a touching story.