As seems to be the theme with the books I have read lately, this was a beautifully written book. It is set in World War II era in France. It parallels the journey of a young blind girl and a German orphan who masters electronics and ends up joining the German Army. It takes the characters in the book through their lives commenting on what their lives are like as late as 2014. This was one of the big book releases of 2015 and it definitely lived up to the hype. It doesn't jump to the top of my favorite books list, but was a rock solid read.