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Not going to lie, after the first few chapters of this book, I was wondering what all the fuss was about. I found the storyline a little slow and "uneventful" for lack of a better word. We've all read novels about war before, how was this any different? And then I turned a corner, and didn't look back. The story picked up with the escape of Max and Lola. It was incredibly descriptive and emotive. I felt the pain as best I could; laughed, cried and felt true love come off the pages of this story. My heart truly breaks for those that suffered at the hands of such criminals.
What a wonderful book. It has everything. It's a story of war, racial hatred, fear and violence. But more than any of that, it's a story of love, a love that overcomes all of these things. Lola is an inspirational character whose determination and lust for life motivates her in everything she does. Max, a German soldier, who through his relationship with Lola comes to question everything he has ever been taught and believed in. A great read.
This was very sad in some areas but uplifting in others . I have no doubt about there being so much truth throughout this book . It is common knowledge that the Jews suffered dreadfully at the hands of the Germans but this book brought about the actual reality and cruelty . How any human could place so much pain on any other human regardless of colour or creed is far beyond thinking about . But sadly it did occur .
War is truly awful no matter where or when. It brings out the best and the worst in all humanity. To say this book was thought provoking is an understatement.
For me, this book swayed between pure romanticism on a level of 'wishful thinking' I couldn't always relate to and the brutal truth of humanity at its ugliest. I'm not sure I can tell you that I enjoyed it; it definitely wasn't my best ever read. It has left an indelibly printed memory so it's done its job well. I will forget other books I've read, but there's a special 'shelf' in my mind labelled 'the unforgettable' and this book has a place there.
This book was hard to read because of the cruelty and deaths,but again very hard to put down because of the reality of war the hopelessness of the Jews and the utter cruelty of the Nazi's.A very well written book of the time of war
A well written book, portraying a time in our history where people ordinary one minute and heroic another, or ordinary one minute and evil the next, but this tale wove its story around both aspects, and yes we can change
I have read many books set in the same time as The Girls in the Attic . This,was a refreshing insight to the suffering of the German people. Marius' characters always seem alive as he makes them three dimensional and they grow throughout the story. Another compulsive read by Marius. He research he's and handles human behaviour with depth of knowledge and compassion. Thank you
Lola, the main character, is not just strong, but fearless, determined, outspoken and willful. I have huge admiration for Lola and all women who endure hardship, suffering, persecution and personal assault. This book is a must read of a time and event in history that needs to be remembered and learned from. And, as the Bible says, love conquers all.