Content rating: 1.2.2
Category: Literary fiction, historical
This story is told in the letters sent back and forth between several characters. Juliet is the spunky, witty journalist turned novelist who is the at center of all the letters. The year is 1946, right after WWII ended, and England is recovering from the war. Juliet comes in contact with a group of people from the island of Guernsey which is located in the English Channel and is part of Great Britain. The island had been occupied by Germans for most of the war and this group established the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club, to help them get through the occupation. I loved this book. It became a little predictable and formulaic towards the end but it is the kind of book that I just loved reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of reading and finishing this book. I can't say that about every book I read. I need to finish most books before I can say, "This is a great book!" I was recommending this book to others before I was even half way done with it because I had fallen in love with the characters and I wanted to introduce them to everyone I knew. I don't want to hype this book too much so you won't be disappointed with it. I just really liked it because it was a feel good book without being too sweet. The tragedy of the war is dealt with and you can feel the pain of it but it's in a way that is hopeful and makes you feel that good can come from trials. Highly recommended.