Efore and during World War II and the long running effect in later lifeI grew to really love Eliza She s had a tough and different pbringing and the family secrets only make it harder for her She learned to rely on the perception of others and this really skewed her own opinion of her family If she only knew the truth to begin with I believe she wouldn t have felt the need to isolate herself from them but then she wouldn t have met Cosmo so hurray for awful family secrets t have met Cosmo so hurray for awful family secrets No wonder she s confused and slightly scared too I just wanted to hug herI adored Cosmo Eliza s boyfriend He s just a nice simple guy with his own dreams But he feels pressurised to live to his family s expectations Both Cosmo And Eliza Have A Brilliant Way and Eliza have a brilliant way showing each other that it s perfectly acceptable to follow their own dreams He s confused by Eliza s behaviour and it s no wonder really but he does really loved her and I don t think he would have it any other wayIn fact all of Eliza s friends are incredibly supportive It s just her fear of being rejected and ostracised getting in the way of telling them the truth But of course they don t care as long as she s happyErnst is also a brilliant Through him we see the harsh reality of the Hitler Youth He is made to take part in so many awful things and he truly hates it But of course he can t do anything His sections of the story were truly gripping and gave a sadly perfect insight into the warThe pace of The Other Me is just perfect I even read a good 80% of the book in a day I just couldn t put it down I needed to know what happened There are so many wonderful twists to the story and the full story is not revealed 1898 until remarkably close to the conclusion It s just perfect and the story wrapsp so nicelyOne tiny incy wincy downside is that I wish of Eliza s story was revealed between 1986 and 1995 But the story is still brilliant without this so I can definitely overlook itThe Other Me is a fantastic and gripping read written is such a wonderful way I would definitely recommend it to fans of contemporary romance and thrillers who don t mind a bit of history There is something for everyone I definitely want to read by Saskia SarginsonThis review and many can be found at My Expanding Bookshelf Klaudia Meyer is a shy homeschooled girl living in 1980s London It s her first year of high school and real school so she s a bit nervous especially since her father works at the school as the caretaker Klaudia s childhood has been anything but normal Her parents are strict religious and she hasn t really interacted with other young adults She loves to dance and has always dreamed of taking dance lessons but her parents say they can t afford it While at high school she realizes that the other kids make fun of her father since he has a German accent and Klaudia comes to realize that he fought for the Nazis during WWII This has brought much shame to her especially when her cl. Living a lie Her real name is Klaudia Myer And Klaudia is on the run She's escaping her old life and a terrible secret. This wasn t the book I expected but oh my it was so much better I expected a tale similar to other ones I ve read this year where the protagonist has changed her identity because she is either hiding from someone or something and to an extent that is exactly what this story is about but it tells a tale much deeper than that truly exploring how we identify ourselves and illustrates how events in the past have very real conseuences in the presentKlaudia is the only daughter of Otto and Gwyn Meyer and we first meet her in the 1980s as she starts secondary school where her father is in the 1980s as she starts secondary school where her father is caretaker Having been home schooled by her religious mother surrounded by the religious figures her father carves out of wood Klaudia struggles to socialise something not helped by the fact her father is a figure of fun and called a Nazi by her classmates Saskia Sarginson paints a realistic picture of a teenage angst without it ever feeling melodramatic and so when Klaudia finds some evidence that seems to suggest that the name calling isn t just childish taunts but may have roots in reality her reaction was entirely believableKlaudia leaves home in the 1990s she moves to Leeds and becomes Eliza Bennett named on the spur of the moment in honour of Austen s Elizabeth Bennett She leaves behind the taunts that had followed her through her teenage years and reinvents herself but she can t ite forget the suspicions she has about her father s past and is in no hurry to return to the claustrophobic home in LondonInterspersed with Klaudia s and Eliza s stories we have the story of Ernst Otto s brother Ernst s tale begins in the 1930s in Germany Ernst and Otto were foundlings taken in by the Meyer family living a bleak life one where they aren t treated as family but as servants despite being young boys We follow Ernst as life in Germany is changing with fascism on the rise and proving your ancestral line is a reuirement of staying safeThis book really moved me and although I had some sympathy with KlaudiaEliza the character I really grew to love was Ernst If you want to find out why well you ll have to read the bookI d like to say an enormous thank you to Little Brown Book Group who allowed me to read a copy of this book in return for my review The Other Me is already available to read as an e book with the physical copy being published on 13 August 2015 The Other Me is an absolutely wonderful story It is the perfect mix of Thriller and Romance and Contemporary and Historical It s just practically perfect in every
Way And My First 55 Review Of and my first 55 review of yearThe Other Me is told from the first person perspectives of ElizaKlaudia from this point on I will refer to her as Eliza and her Uncle Ernst It is also set during 3 different time periods the 1930s to 1940s 1986 and 1995 to 1997 This is brilliant and the reader slowly learns and about why Eliza chose to run The story also depicts the harsh reality of being a German boy Eliza Bennet has the life she's always dreamed of She's who she wants to be and she's with the man she lovesBut Eliza is. .
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Vérité (Love at Center Court, ultimately for me personally it didn t work However certainly it was a competent if not inspiring novel Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Buried at the heart of her familyThis is the story of Eliza and Klaudia one girl two lives and a lie they cannot hide fr.