Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Anna and the Swallow Man  by Gavriel Savit

This is my new favorite book. I started it a little hesitant, but it is amazing and now that I have finished it I would tell everybody to read it, even if they are not super interested in World War II, because there so much there besides the war. This might be a small book, but do not be deceived for it might as well have a thousand pages for its depth and meaning. It is a slow read due to that. This book is about Anna, she is 7 and we follow her for the next 4 years of her life. Anna’s father is a linguistics professor, and when the Nazis take him, and she is left all alone, she finds someone else to take care of her, the mystical Swallow Man. I love this book so much, as soon as I finished, I wanted to start it all over. The ending is fabulous, within the last part of the book, I could not put it down. It was so great and unpredictable, the ending was open for interpretation and it is one of the best parts. The book leaves you as you started it ignorant and wondering, and there are so many questions that were left unanswered (but the good kind of unanswered question). The last section of the book left me almost in tears and books do not make me cry. Although it definitely gave me a book hang over, it was still able to calm my mind in a way it has not been in a long time. I would say that this is a different version of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, with the same significance of words and hidden themes. This is a beautiful book that has a lot to give, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good read, to think deeply or interested in World War II. I am giving this book five stars because I love everything about it.


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