Author: Jillian Cantor
Started: Dec. 1, 2021
Finished: Dec. 2, 2021
Margie Franklin is a legal secretary in Philadelphia. She is very quiet and always wears a sweater...even in the heat of the summer. Every Friday night she goes home every night to her cat and lights her Shabbot candle. In her daily life, Margie hides who she is...Margot Frank...sister of Anne Frank. Margie lives with the guilt of surviving the Nazis when Anne and her mother did not. Margie must deal with her shame at leaving her sister to die as well as not understanding Anne's reported relationship with Peter in the Annex when she knows that the two of them were in a relationship. Margie also has a crush on her employer and must figure out what to do with those feelings.
I was very hesitant to read this book. I have considered Anne Frank my hero since I was ten years old and know her story well. I wasn't sure that such a topic should be explored and what areas of Margot's life would be included.
I have read other Jillian Cantor novels and knew that she would handle the topic with respect and grace which is ultimately why I chose to finally read the book. That being said, it is not a book I would read again. While the life Cantor imagined is a lovely one and the thoughts Margot went through made sense, it is just too difficult for me to consider.
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