When I first started reading The Art of War, I wasn't so sure if I liked it, but as I kept reading, I realized that there was no way I could not like this book. The author's prose is so descriptive and engaging, I couldn't help but get lost in the story. The characters are so diverse and interesting and I found myself caring for them more and more as the story progressed. As with any book set during WWII and Nazi occupation, the atrocities are vivid and unforgettable. The imagery is burned into my mind, which is good story wise, but not so good for the emotions. However, this novel is not your typical tale about a village oppressed and terrorized by Nazis. It is so much more. A beautifully told story about a family separated by the harsh realities of war, The Art of War is a novel that will stay with you long after reading the last page.