I wanted to read as much as I could before I got back into the mix of university and working and not having much time to read an actual novel, so I blitzed through this book the week before school started and I absolutely loved it.
The novel is about a young woman, a baker, who had something terrible happen to her which brought her to a grief group where she meets a nice older man. The older man comes with his puppy to her bakery and she and him eventually became good friends.
Fast forward a little and without giving away too much, it’s discovered that the old man used to be a Nazi, and this young baker and her family are Jewish. He asks her to do something she’s really uncomfortable with, the DOJ gets involved… and it’s one of those books that you can’t put down because you constantly need to know what’s happening next. This is what she writes about the book:
Sage Singer is a baker, a loner, until she befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s favourite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favour: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses—and then he confesses his darkest secret – he deserves to die because he had been a Nazi SS guard. And Sage’s grandmother is a Holocaust survivor. How do you react to evil living next door? Can someone who’s committed truly heinous acts ever atone with subsequent good behaviour? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren’t the party who was wronged? And, if Sage even considers the request, is it revenge…or justice?JodiPicoult.com
This is literally what it’s like with every book by Jodi Picoult.
I promise you won’t be disappointed by this book. It’s actually sparked a little interest in me to learn more about the Holocaust because there was a lot in the book that I didn’t know before about what all happened to people. Honestly, so good.
5/5 for sure! 🙂