"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

11 March 2014

Rose Under Fire

Wein, Elizabeth. Rose Under Fire. Disney Hyperion, 2013.

Rose is a pilot during WWII. She is transporting a plane from one base to another when she is captured by German soldiers and sent to a concentration camp. This story is told journal-style after she has escaped the camp and is recovering in Paris.

I actually enjoyed this book more than Code Name Verity, and I think my students will, too. Concentration camp stories are popular among teens, and this one, with its focus on political prisoners and the "rabbits" instead of the Jews, will be a nice way to round out our collection. I also think this is a great read-alike for Code Name Verity, and will be recommending it to my students who love WWII books.

Recommended for: fans of WWII stories, especially concentration camp stories, young adults
Red Flags: lots of death, lots of violence - the story is told in the middle of a concentration camp in a world war, so these are to be expected
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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