Monday, September 30, 2013

I just finished Rose Under Fire and immediately nominated it for this year's Mock Printz discussion. I'm not at all surprised that the companion novel to Code Name Verity got me by the heart and throat, just like the first book did. Set again in World War II Europe, Rose Under Fire tells the story of  female transport pilot, Rose Justice, who is taken prisoner by the Nazis and imprisoned in the brutal Ravensbruck concentration camp. Parts of this novel are hard to read; just knowing that human beings could treat one another so shockingly is painful. Other parts give the reader hope as the emotional bond between prisoners allows for acts of bravery, selflessness, and love to stand in resistance to the Nazis.

Highly recommended--there aren't enough words to say how much I like Elizabeth Wein's World War II writing!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I think this may be the shortest blog post Karen has ever written!