Interesting story with odd POV

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I can already tell that this story is meant to be intensely emotional and heart wrenching. With that in mind, the choice to write in third person seems really odd. With this choice, we're oddly detached from what happens to Cilka.

Why not climb inside her head and write it from a first-person POV? That change would take this novel from good to great!

If I didn't have a bit of fatigue regarding WWII-related books, I would totally pick this up!

On another note, eek, the cover art designer really should read at least part of the book! In the beginning, we know Cilka is a prisoner. Prisoners wouldn't be dressed as nicely as the young woman on the front cover, and it's unlikely that they'd be that well groomed.