EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN by Chris Cleave
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN is a beautifully written story about the horrors of WWII and how it impacted the lives of everyday people. The pacing is a bit slow, though overall well written. The book is very much focused on the characters. Socialites join the war effort at home as teachers and ambulance drivers; an art restorer is shipped off to endure the Siege of Malta; and London school children struggle with society’s prejudices and racism as bombs fall around them. I was amazed at the strength and resilience of these characters. Even with the serious subject matter, there was a nice touch of humor in the dialogue that I enjoyed. I also enjoyed Luke Thompson’s narration of the audiobook. He did a great job with the many different characters’ voices.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.