Among the Survivors
By Ann Z. Leventhal
Though twenty-one-year-old Karla Most manages 6,829,930 to bag Saxton Perry, a virtual prince thirty years her senior, she has no idea how to live happily ever after, with or without him. Karla cannot get past her anger at having been deceived by her single, now-dead mother, Mutti, who–supposedly a “Holocaust victim,” complete with tattooed numbers–was in fact a German Christian who got into the United States by falsifying her background. So what does that make her daughter? Before she can answer that question, Karla must track down the actual story of her own existence. Goodreads Synopsis
I did not find this book to be a page turner of a story, however it was a fast read. The plot line was a decent enough one. There was good creativity behind the book. It just felt like I was missing something, and disconnected through a lot of the book.
A big part of the book that disturbed me was her relationship she started with Sax. The fact that he had a daughter her age, and was going through a lot of emotionally heavy stuff with her, and then continues to sleep with then start a relationship with a 21 year old was just a little too much for me. If you can get past this, I think it will be a much different read for you than it was for me.
The historical aspects of WWII and the discoveries Karla makes about her past and genealogy saved the book from being a complete train wreck in my book.
While I didn’t love Among the Survivors, there’s no regret about reading it. It was a quick read and I was able to enjoy it in a day.
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