OMG what a book!

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I thought Heather Morris could not top her last book called "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," but I was wrong. This book was amazing. Her writing style flows. Additionally, Cilka is an amazing character. Being that this story is based on a true story really adds a lot of authenticity to it. The book can be read as a stand alone novel if you have not read her last book. But it can also be a sequel to her last novel as well. The character, Chilka, is followed after the camp is liberated. Chilka then is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a prison camp in Siberia. There are some flashbacks to when she was in the camp in the novel "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" but explains her experience without needing too much explanation. Each day in the camp is a struggle. But throughout her powerful story, she meets a few great people even with the horrible conditions that she is faced with in the camp. This book had me in tears, but also made me feel empowered. The strength that she had to live and be brave in the face of the horrors that she seen really makes you want to keep turning the page to this powerful novel. This is a must read.