Rosie’s Reviews: ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

This edition of Rosie’s Reviews explores Anthony Doerr’s ‘All The Light We Cannot See’.


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Photo Credit by Scribner Publishing. “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr tells the story of two adolescents growing up in Europe during WWII.

All The Light We Cannot See

“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.” Told from different perspectives, All The Light We Cannot See follows the stories of blind French girl Marie-Laure and a German orphan Werner Pfennig as they grow up during WWII. With a radio station, scale model of Saint-Malo, and an extremely valuable jewel, Werner and Marie-Laure’s stories intertwine as they become young adults. 

This is my favorite book to-date. With short chapters, an engaging plot line, and an extraordinary amount of detail, Anthony Doerr has understood the assignment. I love Historical Fiction so naturally I’ve read many books in the genre, but none measures up to this one. The whole time I read this I didn’t feel like I was reading, but instead was the character. This book entranced me from the first page and was hard to put down. For these reasons, I give this book a very rare 5/5.

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