Customer Review

Reviewed in India on 3 September 2019
Book Review : Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I have to thank @frenchflaps_and_deckleedges for recommending this book to me.
The fact that it was a book about books and that it dealt with the post world war period was what initially piqued my interest. As you know, I am a sucker for historical fic in that period. But what I didn’t realise was that, it was also an epistolary novel. I usually don’t like that style.
I needn’t have worried. I don’t know if it was the discussions on books or if it was the writing itself, but I was most definitely hooked right from the beginning of the novel.
I could completely relate to the characters in this book because we all share the passion for reading. The concept of books and reading uniting a group of people at the time of great darkness and despair and managing to give them friendships, happiness and hope for a better tomorrow was lovely beyond words.
This book is one of those rare finds which can make us laugh out loud one minute and can also make us cry the very next page. It was humorous, witty, thought provoking and heart breaking in equal measures. It was made all the more endearing by the lovely, unique and quirky characters. Each and every one of them remains unforgettable long after you finish reading the last page. This book also gifted me with Juliet Ashton and Elizabeth McKenna, two inspiring fictional heroines, who I will look upto for the rest of my life.
I can’t describe how happy and satisfied and warm this book left me with. I am officially in one of my worst bookhangovers and slumps post this book because nothing else I have read hence can compare with the high this one left me in 😅
So I decided to watch the movie 🤦🏻‍♀️. Worst decision of my life because it completely ruined all my warm fuzzies. Now I am going back to reread the book to get back all that floaty happy feeling once more
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