Reviews by Tag: world war II

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Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
4
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 21, 2021

This historical fiction book written by Jennifer A. Nielsen is an engrossing and suspenseful novel with crazy plot twists and diverse characters. Chaya (the main character) is a resistance fighter against the Nazis. She teams up with a girl she despises at first and quickly learns to love her like a sister. They move from ghetto to ghetto, trying to help their people fight.

Teen Review
When You and I Collide by Kate Norris

When You and I Collide

By Kate Norris
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

Winnie is a 16-year-old girl that can see things no one else can. She can see “splits,” when two outcomes diverge; also known as the multi verse theory. She keeps her power a secret, because she knows it could be used among the midst of the WWII.  Her physicist father experiments on her to see if she could change the future and the past. It was all fine until Scott, her father’s lab assistant, gets injured. Winnie chooses the reality where he is fine, but she finds out she doesn’t belong there.

Teen Review
White Rose by Kip Wilson

White Rose

By Kip Wilson
3
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 5, 2021

White Rose is an inspiring and active historical fiction novel by Kip Wilson. This book is about Sophie and her brother who fight for not their freedom but the freedom of others. They hand out pamphlets outside their college classrooms talking about World War II that has taken many innocent Jewish lives. They get caught and are sentenced to death for their betrayal to their country. 

Teen Review
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
5
Rated by
Ayan A.
Oct 1, 2021

This novel is about two characters and their stories while living through the Second World War. Marie-Laure is a young, blind girl who lives with her father in Paris but is forced to move to Saint-Malo after German occupation. Werner is a young orphan from Zollverein with incredible talent who is enlisted in the army after attending a Nazi training school. Ultimately, their paths collide and they try surviving the devastation of the war.

Teen Review
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Resistance

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
4
Rated by
Shreya A.
Jul 8, 2021

This historical fiction book written by Jennifer A. Nielsen is engrossing and suspenseful, with crazy plot twists and diverse characters. Chaya (the main character) is a resistance fighter against the Nazis. She teams up with a girl she despises at first and quickly learns to love her like a sister. They move from ghetto to ghetto, trying to help their people fight. This book discusses the struggles the Jews had to face in the hands of their enemy. Resistance has made me realize what true courage and strength is.

Teen Review
The Dog Who Could Fly by Damien Lewis

The Dog Who Could Fly

By Damien Lewis
5
Rated by
Gemma K.
May 5, 2021

The Dog Who Could Fly is the true story of a German Shepherd who was rescued by a Chezhslovakian WWII airman. The dog, who was named Antis, formed an unbelievably close relationship with Robert, his master. When Robert was on missions flying, Antis would wait beside the runway till he returned, refusing food and water till his master was back. He became the good luck charm of Robert’s plane and teammates in the British Air Force.

Teen Review
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak
5
Rated by
Gemma K.
Apr 20, 2021

The Book Thief is a historical fiction novel about a girl named Liesel who loves words and books, to the extent that she is willing to steal them. It is narrated by the sarcastic, ever working, overwhelmed, and caring Death throughout the period of World War II.

Teen Review
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace

By John Knowles
4
Rated by
Elise H.
Feb 13, 2021

Written by John Knowles, ​A Separate Peace​ is a realistic fiction story about a boy named Gene who attends boarding school in New England and is set during the years of World War II. The plot mainly follows Gene and his best friend Phineas. Gene is quiet, inverted and an intellectual. Phineas is everyone’s favorite person; he is athletic, charming, and a daredevil.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book Paper Girl of Paris

The Paper Girl of Paris

By Jordyn Taylor
4
Rated by
Lisa J.
Dec 16, 2020

After sixteen-year-old Alice Prewitt’s French grandmother passes away, she finds out that she has inherited an abandoned apartment in Paris. Alice travels to Paris in order to see the apartment for herself, but she makes a shocking discovery — her grandmother had a sister: Adalyn, a resistance worker during WWII. However, Alice has no idea about her great-aunt’s work, and what’s more, Adalyn’s old photos and diary suggest that she was a Nazi sympathizer. With the help of Paul, a handsome French teenager, Alice starts to uncover the truth that Adalyn took to her early grave.

Teen Review
Traitor by Amanda McCrina "Betrayal is a matter of life and death"

Traitor

By Amanda McCrina
5
Rated by
Zoe D.
Dec 7, 2020

Traitor highlights the societal division and question of morality that was prominent during World War II. In this novel, the lives of two teenagers, a Ukrainian orphan named Aleksey who fights to protect his brother and stay alive, and Tolya, a half-Polish, half-Ukrainian seventeen year old who is unsure of where his loyalties lies.

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