'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?'
This book was amazing.
I went into this book with high hopes after reading Code Name Verity. Not only did it live up to my expectations, it surpassed them.
I had prepared myself for a slow start, like I got in Code Name Verity, but i didn't really need to worry. I was captivated by this book from the very beginning. I loved the fact that characters from Code Name Verity had minor roles in this book. I think the addition of these characters helped me connect to Rose faster than I expected.
Elizabeth Wein did a fantastic job with this book. Her ability to captivate and hold a reader made me feel like I was living this story with these characters, not just reading it. These amazing characters were so real to me; I knew them, I loved them, and I felt what they were feeling.
Reading this book was a truly immersive experience that I didn't want to end. These characters were my friends and all I wanted was to help them. This book was a roller coaster ride of emotions. I laughed, I cried and I held my breath until the end of the book.
This book is one of the best Historical Fictions I have ever read. It was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. Any book that can make me feel like I am living the story with the characters is a winner in my eyes.
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein is a must read book that will stay with you long after the final page.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker