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Wake by Anna Hope
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really liked it
bookshelves: paperbacks

This is an amazing example of when I'm glad I didn't give up on a book when I was struggling to connect with the story until well past halfway! I found the first 200 pages or so quite slow and didn't really get the connection between the storylines of the women who we were hearing from, and how their lives were changed by the war and found that parts of the story were really dragging

But then it suddenly clicked and I found it one of the most powerful storylines I'd read! I did find the storyline of Ada and her reluctance to accept the death of her son the most moving and easiest to connect with as she thinks she's seen him in various places and the angst she feels at not believing what she's been told and how she really stops living herself, quite heartbreaking

The story is told over 5 days in November 1920 in the build up to the internment of the Unknown Warrior in London, and how it affects the three women in their own personal stories of what the war has meant to them and how it has changed their lives. The level of detail was astonishing at times so the author did an amazing job on the amount of research and capturing every detail, however brutal it may have been.

highly recommended!
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Reading Progress

April 30, 2016 – Started Reading
April 30, 2016 – Shelved
April 30, 2016 – Shelved as: paperbacks
April 30, 2016 – Finished Reading

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