Book review 📚
I'm not going to go over the plot as I've mentioned it several times! ✨
This book has rocketed to one of my favourite reads of ever ever. Not only did I cry tears of sadness (multiple times), I also cried tears of joy, I have never done that over a book. My heart was in my throat for the last 10% of the book and I was a mess. I had to stop at times because I really couldn't face not having this book in my life.
Stasha and Pearl are just so well written. Their relationship is heartwarming and heart breaking. The whole bloody book is absolutely beautiful. The writing flowed and was some of the best writing I've ever read. The amount of quotes I've written down is staggering. Like my hand hurt after writing them down. ✨
Now obviously it's a harrowing read. After all it's about the horrors that Josef Mengele inflicted on children in Auschwitz. Konar knows what she is talking about, she portrays Mengele in a way that matches up with the historical accounts of him. She is respectful of the topic.
I honestly cannot recommend this enough. Any book that left me feeling the way that this did has to be 5 🌟 and I will definitely be rereading this in the future
This week I have been fighting a cold, a hack into my account, and the deep dark endless hole that is writing. You know the days when you stare at a blank screen and wonder where all the words in your head of gone? And why there is a bird giving you the side eye in the garden?
So I was shocked and elated to wake to a message on my twitter from an online writing magazine informing me that I had won their weekly competition. To which I responded in the only professional way I know how: "Whaaat?! Is this real life?" .
I have since checked the responses of previous winners which have been an unflappable: "thank you so much" and a graceful: "what lovely news to wake up to." .
I then tried to change my response to a more reserved "oh what lovely news thank you." But it had already been retweeted and sent out into the internetsphere so, Yay! .
Full details coming on my blog soon but for now, if you have time, check out my story or take part yourself. It's a weekly 150 word competition with a prompt word, open to everyone. .