of by from @harpercollinsus! 📙🏚💑 Set during World War II and based on a true story, Lale is imprisoned at Auschwitz for being Jewish. There, he is forced to work as the Tattooist, permanently marking every prisoner who enters with a number on their arm. One day as he’s reluctantly and as kindly as possible doing his job, his eyes meet Gita’s, and he instantly falls in love with her. Lale is an amazing and kindhearted man who uses his privileged position to not only help Gita, but also numerous other fellow prisoners who aren’t as lucky. He truly believes that “to save one is to save the world.” I was so absorbed in this book that I devoured it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down! Heartbreaking beyond words, this story brought tears to my eyes several times but also proved that hope and love can blossom even in the darkest of times. This was a beautiful love story that I won’t soon forget and I would highly recommend it. “Choosing to live is an act of defiance, a form of heroism.” – Lale to Gita
Lastly, I can’t wait to find out more about Gita’s friend, Cilka, in the sequel, Cilka’s Journey!