Friday, August 16, 2013
THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult
Two "grown-up" books in one summer. Hope my neighbor is proud of me!
Just a few short comments - Jodi Picoult never disappoints, and since some of my high school students are ready for a little something beyond YA books, I try to keep a few on hand. THE STORYTELLER will be an easy sell to teens interested in the Holocaust aspects of the story.
Sage Singer's facial scars have caused her to create a life that keeps her busy at night and out of sight during the day. She is a baker who learned her craft from her grandmother and has made it her art. Her friendship with an elderly German man leads her to the discovery that he was a former Nazi and possibly guilty of atrocious war crimes. Readers will be taken on a journey through stories that reveal a truth that involve family questions and how history influences the future.