Friday, November 11, 2016

Mischling - Affinity Konar

This novel is the story of 12 year old twins Sasha and Pearl, who arrive at Auschwitz in 1944 with their grandfather and mother.  They are taken by Dr Mengele who collects twins to perform gruesome medical experiments, killing hundreds of children and adults.

It is a hard book to write about, as several times I thought to put it down unfinished as I found the style of writing a bit flowery and even though the premise was compelling I didn't really feel like I believed it.  I couldn't picture the girls in my head and felt unconnected to the characters, even though they suffered many horrors.  So not really a successful read for me. 2/5

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