Reviews: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is by far the most popular book among WWII reading challenge participants.  Here are excerpts from more reviews; click the links to read their complete thoughts.

Christina from Reading Thru the Night says:

The authors do not creep past the reality that we do not live in a black and white existence. They boldly show how the islanders, even though devastated by the circumstances of war, could still befriend some of the German soldiers that occupied their homeland. Shaffer and Barrows revealed the devastation and starvation that occurred to the town people, the servants, and eventually the soldiers. When one scene showed a soldier committing a horrific act, an alternating page might show a German soldier with compassion, sneaking medicine to help a sickly islander.

Cheryl from Scrappy Cat says:

I thought it would be difficult to follow a story told in letters, but it wasn’t.

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