The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a book that I always jump to recommend. First of all, one cannot help but fall in love with it’s charming plot—a story of an eccentric group of book lovers on a small British island, occupied during World War Two, and the daring, delightful writer who discovers them all. The book is written in letters, revealing the correspondence between said writer Juliett Ashton and many members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her editor, and her friends. Through these letters a reader witnesses the pure development of friendship and love as well as an unforgettable plot, with twists that make for a completely satisfying and enjoyable reading experience. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, the authors, craft a world of beautifully unique, realistic, and nuanced characters. Juliett Ashton, the central character of the novel, is especially brilliant. For instance, Juliett Ashton began her career as a writer when she entered an essay contest, writing a response to the question, “what are women most afraid of?” She wrote about chickens, and she won. Juliett’s sense of humor and gift for respectful yet close observation become the heart of the novel, handled in exactly the right way by both authors at every plot turn. This book, with its charm, realism, and wit, becomes more than something you will slide back on the shelf—it is a document of some of the greatest people you have met (albeit fictional), and all their crazy stories.