I love historical fiction books so this book was definitely up my alley. I read the tattooist of Auschwitz so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. The resilience of Cilka and the other characters was remarkable. The way the characters starved and barely had any food or even warmth was terrible. It was crazy to me that they hoped that one of the men that raped them would take ownership of them basically so they could “protect” them from being raped by any of the other men. I loved how Cilka took it upon herself to help the babies in the nursery and how she did her best to help all people who were wounded no matter what their background was. When the commander’s wife offered to do her a favor in return for helping their daughter and she used it to help her friend and her friends child it was incredibly heart warming and quite a sacrifice to see happen. However, the ending was a bit abrupt for my taste to be honest.