This book hit a chord with the library book club. Some liked it, some didn't. In fact, some really, really liked it!
This led to a very interesting discussion of the book. When we rated it out of ten, we had every rating from 2 to 10. Why? Mostly because the content evoked emotion with readers. For some, there was a connection to family history or a special understanding of Sarajevo and the events behind the story. For others, there was a revulsion to the horrendous events described.
Was the book accurate?
Was it well-written?
Was it hopeful or tragic?
These questions were also discussed.
Why do we react to books the way we do?
This is one reason that I love to read and enjoy connecting with the community of readers.
You can read about that on a past blog here.
You will also see a picture of the library book club a year ago. It has doubled in number since then. And I do so much enjoy hearing different reactions to one book.
Sometimes it is not important if you like a book of not. Did it touch you?