I read this book in a few days, not because it is a light read, but because I couldn't put it down. It was incredible, and terrible, and heartbreaking, and delightful. I liked the shifts from Jo, to Kay, and their differing viewpoints and personalities and responses to the horrors they faced, and yet their identical will to live. It gave me a small glimpse of a too-often ignored section of WW2: the nurses and their experiences, something that a high school history class will likely never touch on. Teresa Messineo's years of research and interviews shows in the depth and color of her characters and their experiences. I could re-read this book a dozen times I think, and still be as torn up and love it as much as the first reading.
I recommend this book for reading once it is out, with a caveat-while the book is not graphic, it is realistic in description, and knowing people with post traumatic stress disorder, I would suggest that anyone with PTSD read with an understanding that no details are withheld.