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This review is from: The Storyteller (Kindle Edition)
The Storyteller is a many faceted story. It starts with Sage Singer, a 25 year old woman with a tragic past. She meets Josef Weber at her grief group and after they become friends he tells her that he was an SS officer. This especially resonates with Sage because her beloved grandmother was a survivor of the holocaust. There is then a long section in which her grandmother tells her story of the concentration camps that she was in, before the book returns to the stories of Sage and Josef.
This is easily the best Jodi Picoult book I have read. I was absolutely engrossed in the story, and even though I guessed the twist at the end I still didn't work out how she would wind up the story. It's a moving and emotional read and it certainly made me think about revenge and redemption and how nothing is ever clear cut. Can you forgive and is it your place to forgive on behalf of someone else?
Not many books grab me to the point where I almost forget everything else, but this was one of them and I'd highly recommend it.