Sunday, 8 September 2013

Rose Under Fire

Rose under Fire
By Elizabeth Wein

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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?

Elizabeth Wein, author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling Code Name Verity, delivers another stunning WWII thriller. The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart-wrenching courage, resolve, and the slim, bright chance of survival.


I HATE TO CRY, but I love reading Elizabeth Wein's books she writes with such heart felt emotion, that I'm usually through a box of tissues before I know it. Her books are well researched and historically precise, but heart wrenching. Her characters are vulnerable, brave and interesting and compelling.

Rose under Fire's main protagonist is Rose Justice, whose imprisoned at Ravensbruck concentration camp near the end of the war. The horrors of the camp are not sensationalized, they are based on true accounts and describe the atrocities that prisoners experienced on a daily basis. Wein's account about medical testing on the women prisoners was a horrific and traumatic read but definitely a necessary one.
I would recommend this to readers that like powerful narratives and characters that inspire hope.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my advance copy.
4 Stars

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