Aug

22

2013

Bookanistas Review–ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein

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ROSE UNDER FIRE

by Elizabeth Wein

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While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her?

Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.

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Praise for Rose Under Fire
* “Wein masterfully sets up a stark contrast between the innocent American teen’s view of an untarnished world and the realities of the Holocaust. [A]lthough the story’s action follows [Code Name Verity]’s, it has its own, equally incandescent integrity. Rich in detail, from the small kindnesses of fellow prisoners to harrowing scenes of escape and the Nazi Doctors’ Trial in Nuremburg, at the core of this novel is the resilience of human nature and the power of friendship and hope.” –Kirkus, starred review
* “Wein excels at weaving research seamlessly into narrative and has crafted another indelible story about friendship borne out of unimaginable adversity.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Kimberly’s REview of ROSE UNDER FIRE:

Sometimes great books are hard to review. There is just so much to love and respect you don’t know where to start. ROSE UNDER FIRE is one of those books. EVERYONE SHOULD BE READING THIS BOOK–teens, parents, grandparents, teachers. All human beings over the age of fourteen should be reading this book.

I didn’t believe that Elizabeth Wein could capture more of my respect and adoration, than she already did by writing CODE NAME VERITY, but I tip my hat and touch my heart in deference to what she has created. The world is a better place because her books are in it.

Don’t let this one pass you by. Make the effort.

 

You can find out more about ROSE UNDER FIRE and Elizabeth Wein HERE.

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In what capacity has the Holocaust touched your life? I read The Diary of Anne Frank many times while growing up. I also was able to visit two concentration camps (Dachau and Auschwitz) while my husband and I were stationed in Germany. These experiences have stuck with me and I am glad to be a part of the people who don’t want to forget how easy it is to lose our humanity. How do you stay connected to this piece of our history?

 

 

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  1. […] Kimberly Sabatini dishes about ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein […]

  2. Gaaah! I have to stop reading your reviews–they always make me want to read, and my TBR pile is about to topple as it is!

    Seriously, ROSE UNDER FIRE sounds like a must read for any age. Thanks for telling us about it.

  3. Oh, a new Elizabeth Wein? With the same setting as Code Name Verity? I think this one is an instant-gratification buy-it-on-kindle-now book! Thanks for letting me know about it!

    • It’s not out until September, but get that finger ready to click! It’s a MUST READ!

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