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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
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Sep 05, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: own, wwii, 2009, historical, favourites

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really wish that I could continue reading about the quirky characters on Guernsey forever. I, like Juliet, did not know many details of the Nazi occupation of Guernsey until I read this book and it was fascinating to read about. So many issues were touched in this book yet it didn't in any way feel like a history lesson because of the unique and endearing characters who told the story. It's impossible not to fall in love with the island and its inhabitants, and thus, I, like Juliet, was upset when the truth about Elizabeth was uncovered. My only disappointment was that Juliet stopped talking about the book she was going to write about Elizabeth and Guernsey towards the end of the book, and the storyline was more focused on the characters in the present than their experiences in WWII. But this part of the book was still very enjoyable and I particularly liked the ending - Juliet is such a wonderful character and almost reminded me of Jo March! In a way, the book showed that although the inhabitants of Guernsey would never forget the occupation, they were able to continue to live life and enjoy it. This book is a must read and definitely a keeper for me! 10/10

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Reading Progress

September 5, 2009 – Shelved
September 5, 2009 – Shelved as: own
September 5, 2009 – Shelved as: wwii
November 5, 2009 –
page 38
Started Reading
November 7, 2009 – Finished Reading
November 9, 2009 – Shelved as: 2009
November 9, 2009 – Shelved as: historical
January 23, 2011 – Shelved as: favourites

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Karen Rachel,great to hear from you. I'm glad to hear you're enjoy GLPPPS. Yes, a good read often keeps us from the tasks at hand. I've been busy with work, my house, hubby, dogs, and sewing. Also my 25 year old son just started boot camp for the US Marine Corps, but that's a whole other story. Cheers, Karen

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