Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Lost LetterThe Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was an interesting story taking place just before the Second WW in Austria. A family is torn apart and we learn a bit about what it was like just before Britain declared war on Germany.

I reduced the stars on this book due to the way it was written. I can hardly describe it as it seems to be in the first person, but present/past. Many of the sentences would be spoken by young teens today rather than adults. A very poor word happened at least three times and this would not be used in 1938 nor 1989 and that is the word "grab". For mature adults the word grab is very rude. In 1936 a person would never say "I forgot to grab a raincoat" or "I am going to grab a coffee." The author needs to find some grown up editors for her books.

I did finish the book but a lot of time it felt like fingernails scraping on the blackboard. Very disturbing.

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