by Heather Morris

Really enjoyed this book of historical fiction. In some ways, it’s a quiet story, highlighting the protagonist’s journey as the tattooist of Auschwitz during WWII. It’s also a love story between two people who find each other at a time when all hope seems lost. It’s a story of human struggle, courage, and survival. And it is absolutely based on the truth. The author spent three years interviewing the real tattooist before his death, and did research to back up his story with facts. This is a great example of how truth is often more horrible—and more beautiful—than fiction. Well done!