Monday, March 4, 2013

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

This is absolutely the very best novel, written by Picoult. This is historical fiction at its very best!

The story is navigated by three strong characters, who each have their own story to tell. Picoult is no wimp when it comes to tackling difficult subjects and this is perhaps on of the most horrific --- as it deals with the holocaust.

Sage befriends a former Nazi, who asks her to not only forgive him for the atrocities he committed but to also end his life. Forgiveness isn't something, Sage can grant because in Judaism forgiveness can only be granted by the offended person and when the person is dead --- it's an impossible task.

This book moved me to tears on more that one occasion. The pain radiates off the pages and will haunt you.

Grade: A+

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