jueves, 13 de enero de 2011

More than a Literary Society... A Family!

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer & Annie Barrows

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret
homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”
I have always thought that a book can save you, from anything! I have read lots of amazing books in my almost 20 years of life, they have been my back-up plan, my accomplices, my entertainment...

But there are some books that are more than that... that become your friends, and give you a heart-warming sensation, and The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer & Annie Barrows is one of those.

Written as letters, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society tells us the story of Juliet Ashton and the people of one of the Channel Islands, Guernsey, just after the WWII is over.

I must confess that I was on the verge of tears when I finished it. You get to love each one of the characters as if they were part of your family: Juliet, Dawsey, Elizabeth, Kit, Isola, Sidney, Eben, Eli... all of them are real people in my mind!

I hope everybody manage to read this book sometime in their life, because I cannot praise it enough. Now, I really want to do three things: first of all, do my own Literary Society (or join one); secondly, have a penpal (I really want to receive and send letter to someone abroad!); and, last but not least, go to Guernsey in a near future!

3 comentarios:

Avid Reader dijo...

I loved this one too! I thought, because of the title, that it was going to be cheesy and horrible. I was so wrong. It was such a wonderful story and I fell in love with the characters. Great review!

María dijo...

Me ha gustado mucho leerte...Y te he entendido, en inglés!! Bueno, este libro como bien dices es especial,...te enamoras de cada personaje, y cuando lo terminas, no deseas que se acabe, a pesar de dejarte con una buenísima sensación.
De entre tus planes, el de ir a Guernsey, te lo recomiendo especialmente. Es una isla que te cautiva...y la gente es estupenda. Hay muchas personas que no son de la isla, pero que viven allí...y además te la recorres en un día!!
En mi caso, cuando me alejaba en el barco, sentía una gran tristeza mezclada con alegría. Espero que que cumplas tu sueño, Cariitoo, no te defraudará.
También eso de formar un club literario o unirte a uno...ya nos contarás.
Un abrazo grande!!!

CaRiiToO dijo...

@Avid Reader: Thanks!

@Maria: jajajaja ¡me alegra saber que mi inglés si se entiende y que la reseña te haya gustado! Ahorita he leído mucho más en inglés que en español, por la universidad, pero cada vez se me facilita hacerlo con mayor naturalidad. ¡Aumentas mis ganas de ir a Guernsey! Solamente debo ahorrar para el boleto... y lo de el club literario, una de mis mejores amigas y yo estamos organizando uno para leer Ullyses de Joyce... ¡Un abrazo!