All throughout this book, I went, "Whoa," over and over and over. I personally think Trudy's part of the story and Anna's part in present day is a little tedious, but all of Anna's past was one spell-binder of a delicious WWII read. I love how beautifully Blum explores the dangers of Stockholm Syndrome, and how tastefully she brings it to life. It is one amazing book, and it's just... wow. It's no light-hearted read, get that straight right now. It's very dark and the ending can be viewed as very unsatisfying, but I'm so pleased that Blum did not tack on a happy ending to this book. It's just too beautiful to fall into normal stereotypes.