Story: Yona, stolen as a toddler, has lived in the forest all of her life. She hardly remembers the life in Berlin that she had. But the woman who took her, Jerusza, has taught her to take care of herself in this forest, and she has not even been in a village. She knows the forest, how to fish, feed herself, take shelter, and travel without the outside world. Yet after Jerusza dies, she is alone, and then she finds people who need her help, the Jewish who had run into the woods to escape prosecution from the Nazis. She beings to help them, and she learns more about herself and also the world around her. What will happen to her, will she be found out, or will they all survive? This story is based on what really happened in WWII, though it is fictional. Will she find her family, does she want to find her family, and who will she embrace into her heart?
Final Notes: The Forest of Vanishing Stars 10/5 Stars!!!
I want to thank the author for writing this wonderful novel, one of the best novels I have ever read, and Netgalley for letting me read and review it! I cannot thank you enough, I will keep looking for all of her books, and I am planning on purchasing the audiobook of this, as a Christmas gift for myself! Yona is one of the most complex heroines I have ever met, and I felt her struggle, it was as if I was in the forest with her and as her during her story as it unfolded. If you only read one book this year, This is The Book!!!! I could have written so much more, but I do not want to bore or spoil this wonderful book! Until the next time, A Girl and Her Tablet is saying I’ll be seeing you soo soon!