I’m not the biggest fan of history, but when I saw it was a memoir, I was curious to see what I could find out; therefore, I said yes to review it. Before I share my thoughts with you all, I want to say that every experience is valid. Something that was interesting to me was how WW2 affected places like Iceland, where the government tried to stay as neutral as possible.
This book also shows the respect Icelanders have for nature by quotes like this one. “The sea is the highway that can lead us to treasures beyond our imagination.” A thing that stood up to me was that kid, who I believe is the author, came home crying because of what the teacher said about Viking ancestors and how the parents could give the author a different concept.
I admired how the parents respected everyone and their opinions but still stayed true to their roots. With the author making the same journey his parents did before him, I felt it came full circle. I felt I was seeing and living the beauty of Iceland through the author’s eyes.
By the way, am I the one who thought the author was female? I was a few chapters in when I realised he was male sorry. As a whole, I loved the adventures and the journey the author took us on. Therefore, I gave this book four out of five stars. All the opinions found here are mine, and thanks to the author for giving me a copy to review.
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