Article by Dr. Erika Behrisch Elce
Term is already in full swing, and it’s difficult to find students with time to read for pleasure! Luckily, 28387 OCdt (II) Katelyn Godin had recently finished a book she really enjoyed, and took a few minutes to talk about it with me.
It was Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a novel based on real events and characters in World War II. “It was a really good book, but also very sad,” OCdt Godin said, “especially knowing that the story is based on true events.” OCdt Godin says that she usually prefers historical fiction, and with a relatable protagonist, The Tattooist of Auschwitz made the profoundly inhuman world of the war real for her. “Historical fiction gives more than the dry facts,” she says.
Does she have a list of books she’ll pick up next – maybe a comic book to lighten the mood? “I’m actually really looking forward to the reading list for my English 210 class – it’s all war literature.”