My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I got this book in one of my PageHabit boxes, and went into it without any background on the book, I didn’t even read the synopsis of the book! I did really enjoy it, although I thought it was going to go back to the first few characters because I wanted to hear more about their lives. Some of the stories were more interesting than others, although they all provided a snapshot of their experiences during WWII. The book rambled on and each chapter was like a different book, but with the authors writing style and the contents of the book it actually worked well. My favorite story was the one about the boy who was taken captive on the submarine, I wish that it would’ve followed him a bit more. Some of the stories were also related to each other, where you would see someone from one story as a background character in another. Overall, I definitely enjoyed the book, I just wish it would’ve had a smaller focus, maybe 4 or 5 different people to follow around.