Beautifully Written

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This story follows various narrators in Spain under fascist dictator Franco, including Daniel, a photography enthusiast from Texas, Ana, a Spanish girl working in Daniel's hotel, as well as their family members. Daniel must confront issues with his parents about their family while also nursing a crush on Ana, who is unwilling to let him into her life and be vulnerable.
This book was wonderfully written; it was the first Ruta Sepetys book I read, and I have since read Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray, and it is still my favorite of the three. She is fantastic at worldbuilding, and developing character relationships. I wasn't a huge fan of the epilogue, it honestly felt a little anticlimactic, but it was nice to see everything come together again. I really love Ana as a character, and while I don't like Daniel as much, he's still very well written and likeable.