The Light Between Oceans Book Review

May 10, 2016

 

I am keeping with my goal to read 12 books in 2016! For April’s book I chose, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, a bittersweet novel about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live isolated on an island tending to a light on the outskirts of Australia. They are alone until one day a baby girl washes up on shore. This gripping story takes places in the years following World War One, and shows the moral struggle of whether or not to return the miraculously appearing child.

I absolutely loved this book. It was very unique in its plot, and as the story unfolds I found I could not put it down, dying to find out what would happen next. There were some unexpected twists and turns, and small details paved the way to further development of the plot. I was left questioning which characters to side with throughout the story, a sign of a truly well-written book.

As I was finding a picture of the cover for this blog post, I stumbled across the movie trailer for the book-turned-screen adaptation. I am not sure when the movie is set to release, but before it comes out I would highly recommend reading the book.

 

My fifth book of the year is currently Year of Yes, one that has been highly recommended to me. So far, so good!

Any books on your must read list? 

-Caitlin

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