Okay, so this is a little late, oops. Enjoy…
“I tattooed her number on her left hand, and she tattooed her number on my heart.”
Okay, so I researched this book a little bit since it is based on a true story I wanted to see just how true it really is. So it seems like the details to the book are not very accurate, aka her number and the camp claims that the overexagerations and underexagerations are very prominent while reading it.But overall its pretty accurate.
I love this book a lot, it was really well written and very emotional. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially since I can be a bit of a history nerd, especially during the WWII era. I loved reading about their love story and how they made sure to survive the camps in order to be with each other. I was in love with this book before even meeting Gita, Lale was just extremely interesting to hear about and learn about his life.
Lale is an amazing person, especially to Gita, his lover and then later his wife after they leave the camps. He would go to the ends of the earth for Gita if he had to, and he definitely went to hell and back just for her. Escaping Auschwitz is not an easy task, but also leaving his sister a day after seeing her for the first time in years just to go find Gita shows just how much he loved her.
Overall, this book was really well written and I would highly recomend it to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy history or just love reading about love, this reads as fiction so it can be difficult to remember that this is based on a true story but it is very much worth the read.
I hope you guys have a great week, I just started the book Five Feet Apart so once I have that done I’ll post a review. I dont know when, finals are next week so I’ll be busy studying and working, but probably the week after or that weekend once I am home. Thanks for reading! -Shelby(: