So… I like WWII historical fiction, and the premise of a sister searching for her brother after the war seemed like an intriguing premise. But this one didn’t quite work for me in a lot of ways. The writing was beautiful, the reality of surviving the Holocaust was intense, and the historical accuracies were all pluses. But, I hate to say, I wasn’t a fan of the main character, Zofia. She is single-minded, abrupt, and rather self-centered in a way that was a little difficult to connect with. And while the message of this book seems to be finding hope after so much darkness, I found the ending to be… well… depressing.

So, not really my cup of tea, but if you like historical fiction and don’t mind sad endings, this could be for you! 


The world’s sad enough – no sad endings for me please!

Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “Audiobook Review – They Went Left

  1. Sounds like a good book, but also heavy too. I think I’d be interested in reading it, but not at this current time as I need more lighter books.

    Cool selfie too. Your selfies fit the mood of the books/reviews well and you rock, my friend.


    1. Thanks Alex! I’m definitely looking for lighter books too! The world is wayyyy too heavy right now – I need some happy endings!


      1. I feel you. Like you, I need some lighter reads :). Hang in there. If you ever need to talk, feel free to reach out. Much love and support from me, friend.


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