Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is about a ten-year-old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Nazi invasion. Young Annemarie Johansen’s life is drastically altered, between her disappearing neighbors, rations on food and Nazi soldiers on every corner.

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Book Review: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Book Review: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War That Saved My Life is set during WWII and opens up in the Summer of 1939. Ada is ten years old, and has never left her apartment except for one time. The one time she ventured outside she…

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Book Review: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Book Review: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Based on the true but fictionalized story of Pino Lella, Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is set in Milan, Italy, and its countryside during the final two years of the Second World War.

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Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Book Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was an excellent book. It’s fast-paced, thoroughly-researched, basically it encompasses all the best things about historical fiction.

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In the Book Thief by Markus Zusak, author uses a rich, multi-layered blend of allegory, metaphor and symbolism to create amidst the dirt and depression of Germany during the late 30s and 40s a stark vision of historical and philosophical…

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Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Book Review: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Author: John Boyne Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: Historical Fiction First Publication: 2006 Language: English Major Characters: Bruno, Gretel, Shmuel, Lieutenant Kotler, Pavel Bruno’s Mother and Father, Eva Braun Setting Place: Berlin, Germany and Auschwitz,…

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Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Reading Catch-22 was sort of like watching a brilliantly shining coin flipping through a majestic parabola in slow motion, with one side representing laugh-out-loud comedy and the other an intense exploration of the terrors of war, making its way to…

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Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is realistic fiction based very much on actual events, and as I read of the events of 1946 and later, I was struck forcibly with how closely this work of realistic, historical fiction…

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15 Best Books On World War 2 You Will Love To Read

15 Best Books On World War 2 You Will Love To Read

Historical fictions are not only the glimpses of our past but also show us the path to the future. You will find something to love or to connect in every historical novel. Some of them offer adventure or romance, some…

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9 Popular Books Burned During The Nazi Book Burnings

9 Popular Books Burned During The Nazi Book Burnings

The German Student Union (the DSt) conducted a campaign, called The Nazi Book Burnings, to ceremonially burn books in Nazi Germany and Austria in the 1930s. The books viewed as being subversive or representing the ideologies opposed to Nazism were…

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