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SarahBookInterrupted

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My sister recommended this book and I really enjoyed it. The story was good and I liked Elizabeth Zott‘s character. She was strong, opinionated, informed and thoughtful. A couple of things that made this book delightful was that we heard the voice/thoughts of other characters, even the dog 6:30. It was a nice addition to the book. Also, the side characters were all well developed and either lovable or deportable. The end left you satisfied too. 👍

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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This is the 3rd time I have read this book and each time a different memory of the book stays with me. The 1st time, it was the horror of the breeding ceremony. I was a teenager at the time. The 2nd time, I convinced myself of a ending/storyline that isn‘t in the book. Now this 3rd time; I‘m reading it as one of the banned books on this season of Book Interrupted and realizing how scary the potential of something like this actually happening is.

SarahBookInterrupted Oh and if you want to listen to Book Interrupted‘s 2 podcast episodes of this book you can get it on any podcast service or on the website www.bookinterrupted.com 3d
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Check outKim‘s book recommendation on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-myth-of-the-goddess

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Check out my book review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-seven-fallen-feathers

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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I enjoyed revisiting these characters. The second book was just as good as the first. Both make you think about the good bad binary. This one was a little more in your face about it. It makes you ponder and not just about the mysteries. The ending had some surprises just like the last as well. I also like how this book shows Pip angry and a little out of control. It makes her an authentic character. I‘d recommend this series and will read #3.

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Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
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Check out my book review of on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-love-and-other-words

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I loved it! But I‘m someone who just wants to watch movies I‘ve already seen. I really enjoyed the twilight book from Edwards perspective. It makes me want to read the first one again especially with Edwards frustration not knowing what Bella is thinking. I liked that his family speaks to him without actually speaking and only occasionally speaks what they want others to hear. Also his families characters where more developed which I also loved.

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I‘ve read and watch quite a few murder mysteries in my day and this was extremely enjoyable YA one. I really enjoyed the two main charters Pip and Ravi. They had a cute relationship which added to the plot. This book also kept me guessing who the murderer was, which always makes for a great murder mystery. I also liked how it ended and the underline messages that they included in the ending speech. Great book for adults and teenagers alike.

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Check out Meredith‘s Book Review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-lessons-in-chemistry

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I really enjoyed this book. I wasn‘t sure what to expect, except that others really enjoyed it. I loved the history and magic/curse aspect of the book. It is also one that makes you think about your life, relationships and what gives you joy, happiness and pleasure. It was a surprisingly fast pace book considering it was over such a long time period. I also like that the history is happening around Addie and that she is still the main story.

BillBlume I love how Schwab plays with the concept of her book‘s premise. For me, that sucked me in from the get-go. Such a fun book! 1mo
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Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
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I absolutely loved this book. I don‘t usually give romance books (other then Jane Austen) a 5 star but I adored this book and the characters. Their book closet library, the slow reveal of their history and the feelings that come with “your person”. I also loved how well the secondary characters play a role in the book without taking attention away from the primary story. It was masterfully written and untangled. I highly recommend it.

Reggie The letters the mother wrote to the father on how to raise the daughter…😭 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Reggie I completely agree. And the one when she got her period. OMG. Brilliant! I also loved that the father followed them religiously. It just showed their beautiful relationship too. So much of this book I loved. 1mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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This was a really cute romance. Exactly what I needed. I loved the characters very much. Charlie is the right kind of leading man for me. I liked how the story unfolded as well. There was some depth in the character development too and a couple of twists. I suggest this for a lovely light read. It was quick and held my attention. Plus all the book references are delightful as well.

StayCurious Great review! 2mo
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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Check out my review of “Hell of a Book” by Jason Mott on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-hell-of-a-book Also, we‘ve picked our books for next seasons podcast. We are doing all Banned Books and the pictures this year are pretty funny (as usual), so check out the home page of the website to see them.

Wesleypaker @SarahBookInterrupted Hello how are you doing today ? 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Wesleypaker I‘m good…welcome to Litsy. You‘ll love it. Social media just for books. What could be better. 2mo
Wesleypaker Yes I think it‘s great ..it‘s my pleasure meeting you here I‘m Wesley 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a very fast read. I already believe I live a extraordinary life, but there were many things he spoke of that I‘ve never done and started practicing. Also, I liked all the examples and stories, but most of all his free daily “6 phase method” mediation is amazing. I‘ve done it for 3 days now and yesterday was one of those amazing days were everything just works out. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.

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This memoir is written in a way that places the information into you brain while you read and then when you put it down allows the information to flood in and take hold of your thoughts and emotions so that you can really understand the horrifying truth of the residential school system in Canada. During the Book Interrupted podcast we spoke a lot about the factual style of the book and the many reasons why it was so “readable”. It‘s a must read.

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The Orange Shirt Story | Phyllis Webstad
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Check out Meredith‘s book recommendation of The Orange Shirt Story on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-orange-shirt-story

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I just devoured this book. I read it in 2 days and couldn‘t get enough of the Thursday Murder Club gang. I absolutely love this series. I also adore some of the new characters they introduced. The character development in this book series is brilliant and I like that characters from past books make a reappearance. Even the “bad” ones. If you can say bad with this series. All characters are full characters with bad and good traits. Waiting for #4!

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Untitled | Unknown
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

🔥 Reading in front of a wood burning fireplace with a cup of tea.

🎄 All I want for Christmas is to see my mom.

⛄️ I think Midwinter Murders by Agatha Christie would be a good one for winter but I‘m always hoping someone will buy me Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Eggs Thanks for the thoughtful responses 🥰 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Eggs this is the first one of these that I did correctly (I think) and on the right day! 2mo
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Villette | Charlotte Bront
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I jumped ahead on the group read because honestly I was done with this book. It was very slow and at some points confusing. I think a lot of the story could of been cut down to make it more enjoyable. I‘ve heard it said this book was better then Jane Eyre but I don‘t agree. I think I may have softened on the book if I found the ending satisfying but I didn‘t. Some might, but I needed more to make this book a pick. Also, yet another bad romance.

eeclayton I don't think it's better than Jane Eyre, either. I'm still on the chapter-a-day schedule, so I don't know about the ending, but I agree with everything in your review. 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @eeclayton let me know once you finish how you felt about the ending. 2mo
eeclayton At first I was angry about the ending, and I still feel that we would deserve a less ambiguous final chapter. Then I read that CB's father made her tone the ending down, and I don't understand why she let him. But I feel that her original intention is quite clear. 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @eeclayton yes, I heard that afterwards too. I think that would have been a better ending. 2mo
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Check out Lindsay‘s review of “Oh She Glows” on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-oh-she-glows-cookbook

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Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer
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I think this one is my favourite with the exception of the first book. I also watched the two movies and there was so much more in the book and so many differences. I really liked that it was from both Bella and Jacobs perspective. The development of Bella‘s character was stronger and more brilliant. I‘m completely hooked…I know 15 years late. Looking forward to reading from Edwards viewpoint.

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Check out Kim‘s book review on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-monster-at-the-end-of...

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The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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See Kara‘s book review of The Paper Bag Princess on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-paper-bag-princess I dressed up as The Paper Bag Princess for a Halloween party in my twenties. I also love this book and read it to my kids.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I wanted to read this for a long time. But, once again another Bronte sister book I wouldn‘t say was a great love story. Both options for Jane were horrible. One only wanted a great worker and the other was manipulative. Mr.Rochester had some good qualities like actually loving Jane. I liked Jane‘s character a lot. She was strong and held to her principles. Also, the twist of fate, fortune and family was delightful. I enjoyed the book and ending.

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I absolutely loved this book. For a Jane Austen fan it was so satisfying. I loved that it sprinkled in character traits, names of future books, and plots into it. I adored Uncle Bertram and Richard Mansfield so very much. It‘s was exciting, fast moving and a perfect choice for any book lover. I also learned so much about the book collecting world. It‘s a great mystery and a heartfelt book. I‘d say more but it‘s too easy to reveal a spoiler.

jlhammar His books are a lot of fun. I enjoyed The Bookman's Tale as well. This reminds me that I still need to read 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @jlhammar Thanks! I‘ve stacked both. 3mo
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Check out my book review of The Thursday Murder Club on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-thursday-murder-club

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A Teeny Tiny Baby | Amy Schwartz
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Check out Lia‘s children book review on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-a-teeny-tiny-baby

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This book was exceptional, challenging and necessary. The conditions that our colonial government have put indigenous people in is repulsive. I have some education concerning residential schools, the 60‘s scoop, racism, suicide, inequality in education, healthcare and drinking water, but even then this book hit me hard. Hearing the stories from the community and families. I pray for the 8th prophecy and will continue to be an allies. A must read!

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Check out Lindsay‘s book review of Wild by Cheryl Strayed on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-wild

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This book has many helpful tools for women who are experiencing burnout. I think this book is particularly helpful for those women who are in a career where they feel the pressure of the patriarchy to conform. This has many helpful tips for anyone experiencing stress who need to get clear about what they want from life. They cover many topics afflicting women. Its funny and playful, so if you‘re looking for a serious book this isn‘t for you.

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Different Seasons | Stephen King
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Check out Kim‘s review on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-rita-hayworth-and-the-sha...

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Check out Kara‘s book review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-food-of-the-gods

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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I listened to the audiobook on this one and would recommend it. I thought hearing her jokes was better. I also liked all the guest appearances. I think the best part of the book was her reading to a live audience at the end. The jokes were so much funnier with her interaction with the audience and the laughter. I would have preferred if the book was more linear, it jumped from different years and times, but that seems to match Amy‘s personality.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Check out my book review of City of Girls on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-city-of-girls

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Check out Lia‘s book review of the children‘s book “Don‘t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!” On this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-don-t-let-the-pigeon-stay...

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Eclipse | Stephenie Meyer
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I‘m really into these books now and the storylines of all the characters. I enjoyed this one as well, however there was one part that I thought the movie did a better job. I really disliked the part where Jake kissed Bella in the book and the reaction afterward from Jake and Charlie. I thought they were out of character. Even Edwards reaction was better in the movie. Jake assaulted her and no one seemed to care she was upset and physically hurt.

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The Feast of Love | Charles Baxter
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I can see why it won awards. It‘s one of those books that are written differently. Its more artistic. I did like all the stories interweaved but it wasn‘t necessarily enjoyable love stories. Most were tragic love stories. The characters were all well developed and interesting so you were invested that way, but there wasn‘t really happy endings. Even the one that was, wasn‘t elaborated on. So, I give it a so-so because it just wasn‘t my book.

MoonWitch94 I totally agree with your review. I read this book at a time in my life where tragic love stories spoke to me—BUT not anymore. It‘s too sad for me. I thought it should‘ve been called “Feast of Pain” 🤣 5mo
SarahBookInterrupted @MoonWitch94 Yes! Margaret was a good thing, but I was hoping for Aaron. It was mostly heartbreaking. Almost anytime there was hope it turned painful again. 5mo
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Check Out Lindsay‘s Book Review on this weeks Manuscript Monday. Are you looking to improve your memory?

https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-moonwalking-with-einstein

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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This was an excellent book. I loved all the details weaved into the story. I live in Senegal and little things like drinking water from plastic bags just added life to the story. She transported you to New York and Burkina Faso. She also painted a vivid picture of being a black women in the 80‘s in the FBI. You see how she must be on guard, always. I wish I knew how the lives of the characters continued after the book. I didn‘t want it to end.

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Check out Meredith‘s book review of BJ Novak‘s children‘s book on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-book-with-no-pictures

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the book was narrated through a letter and you only find out what relation the person has to Vivian until the end of the book. I also loved the picture of the 1940‘s that is painted in the book. I was transformed into Vivian‘s life. The relationships in the book have so much depth and complexity. It made each character lovable with all their faults, mistakes and regrets. Each one could be their own novel.

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I finished this book yesterday and I reread the last chapter when I woke up. I thought about it throughout the night. It was an excellent book. It was haunting, but most books based on traumatic horrifying moments in history are. Both times I read the last chapter I was crying; Tears of sadness and love. My grandmother suggested this book. It will stay with me. I love the line in the end of the book “Men tell stories.” “Women get on with it.”

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I didn‘t enjoy this book until the last quarter of the book. It was my first graphic novel so it took me some time to get used to this format. Also, I feel that the last quarter of the book had the most feeling. I didn‘t have enough of the literary references needed to truly understand how she was feeling or the comparison she was making and the use of the complex language in the book created another barrier between me and the author.

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Rose Madder | Stephen King
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The Crackwalker: A Play | Judith Thompson
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New Moon | Stephanie Meyer
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I liked this book just as much as the first. Who knew that I would be hooked on a vampire and werewolf story. I really loved Bella and Jacob‘s relationship. Although, I was still in Edwards corner as her Romeo. Also, poor Charlie. He has no idea all the danger his daughter is in on a regular bases. He is just trying his best. I really love Bella and Charlie‘s relationship too. Can‘t wait to read the next book.

CogsOfEncouragement I adore this series. Enjoy! 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted @CogsOfEncouragement Thank you! When the books originally came out I had friends and family recommended it and I always passed. I am so grateful that my husband was given a free box of books that contained the first book. And so far I can‘t get enough. I‘m just waiting for the next book to arrive. Can‘t wait! 6mo
CogsOfEncouragement The novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is also excellent. I recommend reading the books in the order they were published. So read it after Breaking Dawn. I also enjoyed Life and Death, if you finish the series and want more. 6mo
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CogsOfEncouragement When you are done with the series, Meyer‘s website has outtakes and FAQ‘s for each book. Really fun. But I would wait until you are all done to avoid spoilers. https://stepheniemeyer.com/ 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted @CogsOfEncouragement Thanks! I have stacked both books. I just talked to a friend and she was so excited I‘m reading them. 6mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m sure she is! They are so fun to discuss. You have a lot to look forward too. 🍎happy reading🍎 6mo
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Check out my book review of Big Magic on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-big-magic

jb72 This is one of my favorite books. I have it on audio and paperback. 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted @jb72 I originally listened to it on Audiobook and then bought the hardcover. 6mo
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It wasn‘t what I expected, but it was an enjoyable light read. I wasn‘t sure at first with the liberties the author took with changing the characters and how they interacted with each other, but once I got used to it, I enjoyed it. I do like a murder mystery and I‘ll never tire of P&P spine offs. Now that I know what to expect I think it will be easier to shift into the flow of the next book. I also like who the author made the villains.

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Check out Lia‘s book review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-very-hungry-caterpill...

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I love Jennifer Robson books and this was no exception. The details she puts in her historical fiction is another reason why I keep coming back to her novels. I cried a few times while reading this book. The last quarter of the book I couldn‘t put down. I was holding on to hope just like the characters where. It wasn‘t a perfectly happy ending. How could it be when it‘s about WW2 but enough that my hope wasn‘t crushed, but restored.