Margot — Review

September 11, 2013

You know how there are certain books that you start, thinking that they’ll be interesting and then they totally blow you away? That’s Margot.

Jillian Cantor imagines a world in which Anne Frank’s sister Margot survived WWII and Hitler’s campaign against Europe’s Jews and is now living in Philadelphia as unassuming (gentile) Margie Franklin. No one in Margot/Margie’s life in Philadelphia knows about her life before the war or her connection to the now-famous Anne whose diary has just been adapted and released as a film.

Margot/Margie thought she was relatively happy in her new life in Philadelphia, but this movie version of her sister’s diary is bringing things to the surface and she is finding it increasingly difficult to live this new, hidden life.

I don’t want to say too much. I feel like I won’t do it justice. Also, I don’t want yo uto spend too much time reading this when you need to go get your hands on a copy. It just came out earlier this month and it’s fantastic. I say get thee to a bookstore!

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