I finished reading this book today and it was amazing but devastating. It is about two sisters and how World War II affects their lives in France. That is a very simplistic way to describe it but I am still in shock over the story that was told, a story that even though this is a work of fiction I am sure is much like many lives of people who lived through WWII.
This story is global in its scope because it starts in the United States where one of the sisters currently lives then crosses back and forth across the Atlantic to France as it tells of her life in the past and in the present.
I am amazed at how cruel people can be. This is not a world made up by a writer imaging a post-apocalyptic society, this is how life was for these people. This is how life was globally for all of the countries affected by this war.
I felt ashamed of myself as I grew cranky over my job today and neglected to realize just how lucky I am to live the life I live. I am embarrassed that I have ever worried about money when there is more than enough in my bank account.
I want to be more aware of the world around me and I don't know what I can do globally but I definitely want to be more appreciative of what I have.