Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Orphan's Tale - Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff has written another story set in the second world war.  Noa is sixteen, and thrown out of her Dutch home by her parents.  She finds shelter and a job cleaning at a railway station, when circumstances change and she is on the run.  Taken in by a local circus, she meets Astrid, an aerial artist who has also lost her family, and helps to train the young girl and look after her.

This was a unique spin on a second world war friendship story, and I could see this easily being a movie, but although I could picture the world they lived in and the villages they visited, I somehow didn't get a clear picture of Noa and Astrid, they seemed a bit flat for me. 4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It seems the settings and situations were better for the author to write about than the characters.