The Summer Before the War: A Novel

The Summer Before the War: A Novel - Helen Simonson Sometimes this book could not hold my attention. Sometimes it was good. A couple of times it was really touching. Because much of the part that moved me emotionally was near the end, I finished feeling like it was a great book, but then I remembered that I don't even recall some of the storyline because I couldn't stay focused enough for the words to actually seep in. It's a difficult one to rate.