5 disco balls
What an utterly delightful read with a main character, Paul, whom you can’t help but fall in love with.
“He understood from an early age that we all carry good and evil within us, like two suitcases which we fill as we please….humanity is built upon a strange contradiction that manipulates us from the shadows. He preferred to nurture the light rather than seek refuge in the darkness.”
At a young age Paul is different from the rest, more empathetic and a dreamer who always sees the good of things. He is often ridiculed by the people he craves recognition from for these attributes.
As a young boy his life is spared by an enemy solider whom he makes a promise to, and throughout the course of the book his relationships and experiences with the other characters lead him through his attempts at keeping this promise.
Author, Julien Aranda’s, first chapter describes the birth of Paul, and it is written in such a beautiful way that you can’t help but keep reading. I can’t really explain it, but once you read it you will know what I mean. If you can put it into better words – leave it in the comment section, I would love to hear what you think!
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.