Reviews by Tag: world war II

Teen Review
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
3
Rated by
AN
Sep 30, 2022

A Separate Peace is a historical fiction novel written by John Knowles. This
novel is about students attending a school called Devon in New Hampshire in
1942. This book goes over a 16 year old student who grows at the school, through
experiencing many different situations. He tries to make a relationship with his
best friend Finny, and tries to cope with all the situations he goes through with
him. The main characters are Gene Forrester, who's experiencing these emotions,

Teen Review
The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor

The Paper Girl of Paris

By Jordyn Taylor
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 10, 2022

Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending a summer in Paris, but it’s not your typical European
vacation. Her grandmother (Chloe), who passed away just recently, left her an apartment there
that no one has used since the time of WW2. Since her grandmother never mentioned her family,
and there’s no outside context about the apartment, Alice is curious to see what she can learn
from investigating the apartment. But, she quickly discovers a shameful secret that is better left

Teen Review
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

We Are Not Free

By Traci Chee
4
Rated by
Rumi H.
Aug 9, 2022

The book We Are Not Free is a historical fiction by the Author Traci Chee. In the book, they
provide the perspectives of fourteen different characters - Minnow, Shig, Yum-Yum, Bette,
Frankie, Stan, Aiko, Yuki, Mary, Kiyoshi, Mas, Keiko, Twitchy, and Tommy - who are all
Japanese-American teens affected by the Pearl Harbor incident. All the characters (other than
Kiyoshi) lived a peaceful and carefree life together as friends in Japantown, where they lived

Teen Review
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
5
Rated by
Isabel P.
Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever read a book that is narrated by Death? If not, you should. Death the narrator tells us
about this awe-bringing story about a book thief, a Jewish fist fighter, and Nazi Germany. The
organization of the book was put together very well, and it was a beautifully written novel. You read
about the book thief, Liesel, as she lives her life during World War 2 in Germany. Her mother being too
poor and not in the right condition to sustain her and her children, decided to send them to live with

Teen Review
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea

By Ruta Sepetys
4
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is a historical fiction book that takes place during World War II.
This book is told from four perspectives. Each is hunted by guilt, fate, shame, and fear. Each is
from a different homeland. Each is in search of a different destiny. But, they all share the same
goal: survive for those you love. Joana is a nurse in search of her mother. Florian is a Prussian
soldier with stolen Nazi treasure in search of his sister. Emilia is eight months pregnant and in

Teen Review
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By John Boyne
4
Rated by
Colin K.
Jul 12, 2022

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne, is a powerful story about the holocaust and its horrors-- perfectly encapsulating its troubles through a young boy named Bruno. Heartwrenching and gripping, Bruno takes readers through a friendship between a German and a Jew as a barbwire fence separates the two indefinitely. This book is excellent for people wanting to know more about what the holocaust was like and the devastation it caused.

Teen Review
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markis Zusak
4
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

The Book Thief is an amazing historical fiction novel. This book does an amazing job at describing historical events and what some people went through during the holocaust as well as ensuring that the book is an interesting historical read. This book taught me a lot of new information that I did not know before and it furthered my understanding of the event. Overall the book is an enjoyable read with several perspectives and depictions.

Teen Review
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
4
Rated by
A_Gascich
Jun 14, 2022

Resistance is a historical fiction novel by Jennifer A. Nielsen. It follows Chaya Linder, a Jewish girl in German-occupied Poland. After her siblings disappear, she becomes a courier and joins a resistance cell. After a mission goes wrong, she is sent on a journey to save more lives at the Warsaw Ghetto. The emotional moments are the standout in this novel. The ending was bittersweet, made even more impactful by the impeccable writing from Nielsen.

Teen Review
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

We Are Not Free

By Traci Chee
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating: 4

My rating for this book is a 4 because the book does show realistic things that happened in our country that are often not remembered. History has its ups and downs and more often than not we forget about the tragic things that happened; even in our own nations. This book brings out one of the pieces of history that many people have either forgotten or don't even know about.

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Teen Review

Unbroken

By Laura Hillenbrand
3
Rated by
Anna S.
Jun 10, 2022

Louis Zamperini was a runner, a captive, and a fighter. Louie grew up causing problems, so he picked up a hobby of running. Soon this hobby spiraled into a possible career. Louie continued his life as a runner and became very talented in this field. Then WW2 broke out. Louie went out to fight for the United States, until disaster struck. His plane crashed. Louie became helpless and hopeless, while floating in the middle of the ocean. Louie and Phil, who was with him, were found, but were they found by their friends or enemies.

 

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