Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re finally getting around to reading that were published over a year ago.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Historical Fiction
The German Girl was a beautiful historical book set in 1939 and telling the story of Hannah (and Leo), who suddenly see their lives change when the Nazi rise to power. Hannah, her family, and her friends decide that they will move to Cuba, a place that is supposed to welcome them with open arms… or maybe not? At the same time, we learn about Anna, a twelve-year-old girl living in Manhattan who suddenly receives a letter from a distant relative from Cuba…
This book was indeed similar to The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, but, perhaps because I read those first, or because it wasn’t the right moment for me, I didn’t fall in love with this one as much as I did with the others. Something was lacking. At the same time, I need to say that I felt deeply moved by this novel and the fact that it was based on real events, but I found the present storyline to be pretty dull in comparison to Hannah’s perspective. Her relationship with Leo was so beautiful… And what about that ending? The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa is the perfect book for those who’re looking for a story that is both hopeful and heartbreaking.