Reviews by Tag: world war II

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.

 

Teen Review
War Stories by Gordon Korman

War Stories

By Gordon Korman
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 1, 2022

Rating: 4 My rating for this book is a 4 because the book is great, and I love all of Gordan Korman's writing. Most of his writing consists of some sort of transitions throughout the book whether it be perspectives or time period. The only reason I am giving this a 4 is because of the changes in time during the book. Some readers might have difficulty grasping those changes.

Teen Review
Night by Elie Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 4, 2022

Night is a non-fiction memoir book written by Elie Wiesel. The book is about how Jews were treated by the Nazis in concentration camps while they were being persecuted. The main characters are Elie and his father. He and his father want to escape the camps while they endure hard labor but the Nazis won’t let the Jews escape. Elie tries to survive the time through the winter in the camp by not running out of food or water during the journey.

Teen Review
Night by Elie Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel
3
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Apr 7, 2022

The story is narrated by Jewish teenager, Eliezer who lives in Sighet. Later he gets captured and taken to Auschwitz and the nightmare begins. When they arrive, he gets separated from his family and gets put to work. Auschwitz gets evacuated and he goes on a brutal death march to another concentration camp. At the new camp the same torture happens and Eliezer is trying to survive so the inhumane treatment will stop. Finally when the camp gets liberated by America, Elizer is a void and has dealt with too much for being such a young boy.

Teen Review
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Apr 4, 2022

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is by far one of the best books I have ever read. Set in WWII, this historical fiction novel is narrated from two different perspectives; one from Werner, a German boy, and Maurie Laure, a blind French girl who remarkably cross paths. There is so much anger and conflict created between the contradicting backgrounds of the two characters, but their personal interactions with each other tell a much different story.

Teen Review
Live in Infamy by Caroline Tung Richmon

Live in Infamy

By Caroline Tung Richmond
3
Rated by
Jillian K.
Apr 2, 2022

In an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War Two, current day United States has been taken over by Japanese forces and Europe by the Nazis. Ren Cabot is living in what would be California with only his father, bitter that the government killed his mother after she committed treason. The government is controlling of its people, and is only benefiting those in power, so there are many groups trying to undermine them. Mr.

Teen Review
When You and I Collide by Kate Norris

When You and I Collide

By Kate Norris
4
Rated by
Jillian K.
Mar 25, 2022

When You and I Collide is a crossover story of historical fiction and hints of science fiction, which I thought was something that set this book apart from other World War Two Books. Winnie, the main character, is a high school girl who has strange abilities to see the alternate reality of situations every day. Her father, Dr. Schulde, is researching these “splinters” in reality for his government job, which endangers the lives of Winnie and his assistant, Scott. What Dr.

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