Jun 23, 09
Read in June, 2009
Thought provoking and insighteful. As a Minnesota girl, born and bread, I felt comforted yet intrigued. Helget develops interesting characters whose simplicity gives them depth. My heart aches for Liesel... for her shy demeanor and longing to be normal which pushes her to Lester Sutter. My heart aches more so for Herman. Such a gentle soul wanting nothing more than to do what's right for him and his country and in spite of his father's wishes, he follows his heart and his mind. The resulting tortured soul tears at the readers sense of humanity. Once again, I am harboring a new appreciation for everyone who endures war. I love that the narrator is omniscient. The capability of seeing all, knowing all, puts so much feeling and emotion into the book. Beautifully written. I look forward to reading her other works.