Saying Goodbye to Warsaw by Michael Cargill
Published: September 8th by Createspace
Summary: Abigail and her family are evicted from their house and forced to move into the ghetto of Warsaw because they are Jewish. Here they live in the worst conditions. Imagine not knowing when your next meal will be or better, where will it come from. Their taps don’t supply enough water for them to drink, shower, or flush their toilets regularly. There are German soldiers on every street corner and you never know what to expect. Are they going to let you pass to the marketplace or are they going to shoot you for the fun of it? Boldy, a handful of Warsaw residents decide to fight back against the German soldiers. Will they succeed and live free once again?
My Thoughts: I want to thank Michael Cargill for sending me this book to review. This isn’t normally something I would read, but after reading the Goodreads description and I was intrigued. I am so very thankful this book was brought into my life. It was not only an incredible story, it really made me appreciate all that I have.
I loved so many things about this book! I loved the way the book wasn’t written entirely in one perspective. I feel like I got to know all the characters really well since they were all telling the story and sharing their innermost thoughts.
I really liked the characters. I especially liked Abigail. I loved seeing things through her eyes. A small slab of butter on a stale piece of bread reminded her of sunshine. A cauliflower reminded her of a snowball. She is creative, her imagination is comforting, and she has a child sense of wonder and whimsy. I liked how protective Leo was of his sister.
I felt the ending was very fitting. I was very satisfied with the way things ended. I would recommend this book to everyone. It may seem a bit slow to get started, but it’s building, stick with it because the result is incredible. Helpful hint, have the tissues near by.
Goodreads Rating: 4.5/5