A title like Message in a Bottle is both sad and sort of hopeful, I think. So is this book by Valérie Zenatti, which has just been translated from the French. It’s a marvellous book, and yet another one for schools to put into the hands of all their students.
Valérie has written a short, but beautiful, tale about two young people exchanging emails. One lives in Jerusalem, the other in Gaza. It starts with an exploding bomb, and Valérie doesn’t shy away from spelling out the devastation that is caused in this way.
This is a book for everyone.
And as I happened to study the cover of the book more carefully, I discovered it comes recommended by someone I know. Small world. And we’re in agreement on this book.