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Monday, October 14, 2013

Rose Under Fire (YA)


Book #82 Read in 2013
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (YA)

I couldn't get into Wein's other holocaust book, Code Named Verity, but I loved this book.  In this book, Rose Justice is an American pilot who is taken to a concentration camp.  She details the horrors faced by those in the camp in her journal and through her poetry.  She becomes friends with "the Rabbits", young girls who were tortured through medical experiments done to them by the Nazis.  I am never failed to be appalled at the horrors and evils that were done to these people during the Holocaust.  Wein's writing is gritty and real.  Her characters are remarkable and strong.  Readers will become immersed in this book immediately.  I recommend it.

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