Thursday, April 30, 2020

Review of White Rose by Kip Wilson (Poetry Month)

Read for: Recommended/ Recently Added/ Poetry Month

Synopsis: "A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.

Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators."

My Review: This book came highly recommended and it definitely deserves all the praise. I really love the characters/little known historical figures. Having read a lot of WWII books, I had yet to read a book from this particular perspective. You do get to see a bit of the progression of each of their points of view as the war continues and encroaches on the life they knew, but you don't get the full story until the end and I would have liked to seen more of it. This was beautifully written and eye opening, I definitely want to know more about these courageous individuals. This is definitely a book worth checking out and being as the format is in verse, it is fairly easy to read and approachable for all readers.

My Rating: I have read a lot of WWII historical fictions but had never come across one quite like this, it was an awe inspiring story of true characters in history.  The poetry was beautifully done and really added an element to this story.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

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