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Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Updated: Jul 24, 2022

Rating: 5 stars

This book is about a man named Lale Sokolov who gets taken by SS Officers to be a “worker” at the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lale is put to work as a Tatowierer, the German word for tattooist, while Lale is tattooing prisoners he meets Gita. Lale vows to survive the camp and marry her.

What I love about the book is where it's taken place. I love how it was based on the history of World War II during the Holocaust. I went to the Holocaust Museum back in high school. I still have the pictures I took from the museum. I liked the romance, it was cute. I was rooting for Lale and Gita to survive the camps and get out.

The writing was okay. It wasn’t that great, but just okay. It did feel too much like a script, how the characters were talking to each other. I do understand that Heather Morris is a screenplay writer and it does show, but it makes up for having a cheesy romance. There’s nothing wrong with having a cheesy romance.

I would recommend this book if you like historical fiction based on World War II Holocaust and having romance mixed into it. You will cry, be angry, and feel sorry for the fact that so many people have died and suffered at the hands of bad people.

Linked below are Amazon and Barnes and Noble to have more options if you guys want to buy the book.

Here’s some info on Heather Morris from Goodreads: Heather is a native of New Zealand and lives in Australia. She studied and wrote screenplays. In 2003, she met Lale “who might just have a story worth telling.”

I bought the book when I went on a shopping trip to Barnes & Noble. When I saw the cover I got it cause I really wanted to read a historical romance. Just wanted to try something new.

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Now, I’m reading City of Ashes, Cinderella is Dead, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. So I’ll see you guys soon with the next review. I did finish The Wife Between Us and I’m not going to write a full review because I didn’t really like it and I don’t think it will be fair for me or the authors so I posted a short review on Instagram, but anyway I’ll see you either in another review or a regular update.


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