Tuesday, October 5, 2010
book report: the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society
The impact of this book on me was that of awareness of suffering. I was born long after this great war, and it truly humanized all the textbook reading of my high school years to paint a portrait of real people, real suffering, and in the midst of it, triumph through friendship, and yes, books. It reminds me of the smallness of my own "suffering" (it seems pride to even call it that) in the little hurts, challenges, and difficulties that I face. And it gives me hope to persist in these little sufferings, to trust God, to be strong, to live each day for itself, and to love those around me even more dearly.
It is cliche to say it but I shall: I laughed. I cried. I loved the characters, and I miss them now that I am finished this novel. It changed me for the better, really. Read it.