Rated: 5 stars
Read: June 23, 2020
Eight years in between readings I think, meant to be perhaps because I learned more in the ensuing years. Had accumulated more backstory of the war through several mediums, most significantly after having read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, plus several fictions like Eye of the Needle by Ken Follet to more domestic locals in La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. Not least of which was my visit to Dover Castle, the tunnel tour.
It was heartbreak all over again, of course. It was damnation and redemption all in one told by the guy we all heard of, the one we’ll all have the chance to meet. The writing style took some getting used to then and even a little still now but I find I liked it because the use of similes, metaphors, and a technique I can’t quite pin down, they made paintings of scenes.
At the beginning of the book, the clinging, filthy, and bruised girl was in many ways similar to the end. She was still filthier, and battered and clung still to what she could. But she was different too.
… still a little clueless what I’m all about but that’s expecting too much, isn’t it? I have thought certain things through, identified new chinks, and my vision to the horizon’s much clearer. I’m going to pursue a career in law, environmental law and the more I think about it the more I’m sure about it.
I can’t remember the girl I was last year so much and at the same time I can’t tell you exactly how I’ve changed, I suppose it blended in one thing after the other that I can’t pin point the ways. But I’ve got a general idea, I think I’ve grown up this year more than I have any other one. Things came a little more into focus, the way I want to go.
Ugh! I don’t even know what I going on about just that I want to write something and get it out there. Well there’s a heads up that I will be participating in The Mad Reviewer Reading Challenge for which each and every book read I will have to review it, no butts (oops!) and ifs about it and I really need this because I’ve let myself down in that aspect of my reading process: analyzing the books and it’s pretty much important to me. Continue reading