Monday, March 11, 2013

The Storyteller: A Review

Although sometimes difficult to read, The Storyteller is a gripping and moving read. It's hard to summarize the plot because it switches from past to present, between different characters, and from fiction to reality. But, the result is amazing.

My favorite part is the saddest part: Minka's story, the one she kept hidden from her family. Although fiction, it was heartbreaking to read of Minka's survival of the Holocaust because Minka's fiction was the reality for millions of people. This part of the book shines as a reminder of what happened and begs readers not only to remember what happened but to realize it is still happening around the world. 

Of course, the ending has a Picoult-style twist, and even though I predicted the twist, the final scene still caught me off guard. 

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