All The Light We Cannot See – Book Review

All The Light We Cannot See - Book Review

All The Light We Cannot See follows the lives of Marie Laure and Werner through the brewing, rage, and results of World War II. Marie Laure’s story begins in Paris, where her daily trips to her fathers job at the Museum of Natural History supply her with an inquisitive nature. At the same time, Werner’s story begins in an orphanage in Zollverein, Germany, a coal mining town where orphaned children are promised mining jobs. Werner learns to tinker while building and repairing any radio in town. He struggles with what is right, while Marie Laure is propelled by her decision to not be a bystander. All The Light We Cannot See challenges each reader to understand Werner; he has never hurt anyone directly, but his silence is an aid to what he knows is wrong.  Though both characters seem to be different, their thoughts echo in harmony. The third person narration connects science to the commotion of WWII.  The poetic style of the novel’s pages will entertain the reader’s eye. The taunting consciences, hopes, friendships, and page turning contemplation, decision, and after thought of each character will carry readers to the end with an eagerness to discover. The novel is perfect for people who love to learn history and dig for the tiny details buried in large stories. All The Light We Cannot See is a ten out of ten!