All the Light We Cannot See

If you look this book up, it is described as a story about a blind girl and a German boy in World War II France.  And that’s true.  But it’s also the story of a town called Saint Malo – how it is occupied, destroyed, and rebuilt.  It’s also a fairy tale of the old school, full of darkness and evil and danger and goodness and redemption.  And yes, it is a story about a girl and boy who live a world turned upside down.

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The Road to Character

What I loved about this book was its imperative to become a better person. It’s the kind of book that will stay on my shelf, passages marked with dog-eared pages, ready to provide inspiration when needed.