Marie-Laure is a blind girl whose father works for a French museum. Werner is an orphaned boy growing up in a German children's home struggling between a way out and the right way out. The problem is, it's World War II and their stories are destined to intertwine in the most surprising of ways.
Doerr brilliantly moves these two in concentric, ever-revolving, and eventually overlapping circles. He cleverly interweaves Marie-Laure, Werner, and several other fantastically intriguing protagonists while also providing us a painful glimpse into the German-occupied France of the 1940s.
All the Light We Cannot See is a novel with words and phrases written so beautifully, so masterfully, reading it is...simply delicious.