Rating: 3 stars
Cliff Notes: I thought this would be better than it was. I checked a couple times to see if it was YA. I do love that it is based on a true couple.
Full Summary: I am the first person to say I have a thing for World War II novels, specifically related to concentration camps. When I was in 8th grade I did a speech on concentration camps for the National Speech contest.
Side Note – I still remember a certain classmate of mine sitting in the front row rolling her eyes, sucking her teeth, and otherwise ridiculing me while I delivered my speech to about a hundred of my 13-year old peers.
Why are kids so mean to each other? Especially girls. We can do better.
Anyhow, I have a weird fascination about the camps. So I of course had this on my TBR as soon as I saw the publication date. While there was a hopeful note that ran throughout the novel, it seemed too simplistic for me.
After I finished, I did some looking into the story and it turns out they are a real couple! THAT makes me want to do a deep dive into the real story.