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The Storyteller

I LOVE books! Since I downloaded the kindle app on my iPad, I’ve been staying up late at night, every night to read. It got crazier after I started reading from iBooks; the page turning feature is amazing!

Recently, I came across a book in Amazon that was on the New York Times Bestsellers list, the author, Jodi Picoult. Although I had never read any of her work, I knew a little about her and started reading the description of the book “The Storyteller”.

The book is about the Holocaust and as it is a very tough subject to read about, I proceeded to the book reviews. I read every single review before I decided to get the book. The reviews were all mostly good so I said ok…lets give it a shot.

In short, this book was one of the BEST books I have read in a very long time. At times, I wondered if this story was really fiction – this just goes to show how well Picoult did her research.

The book revolves around the life of a young lady, Sage Singer, who later befriends an elderly man. The old man, Josef Weber, is well loved in the community but he has a terrible secret and he has chosen to tell Sage and also ask her for a huge favor. You see, Josef Weber is a retired Nazi SS guard and no one knows, and Sage Singer is Jewish, so Weber decides that Sage is the best person to forgive him for his sins.

The story is told from different point of views and it wraps you in a blanket and doesn’t let you out until the very last word.

If you want to read a great story, that although is fiction, makes you feel like you are back in world war 2, with a great style of giving a history lesson, then you must read this book.
You may cry, you will laugh and the journey this book takes you on will be with you for a very long time…Kudos to Picoult!



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