Four reasons to read All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer Prize last year. If that’s not enough for you, here are four (other) reasons to read it:

1. The cast of characters

The two main characters are a blind French girl named Marie-Laure and Werner, a German boy who is scooped up by the Nazis and placed in a paramilitary college. The war means that both children need to exercise adult sensibilities and make adult decisions; throughout the novel, the protagonists’ innocence continuously knocks against the demands that war makes of them.