Expected publication: September 10th, 2013
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.
Like I said after never finishing Code Name Verity I needed few pages to see where I stand and to connect all the dots but once everything started to role so the issues started to appear. Me and Rose simply couldn't connect, not now and probably not ever. I couldn't feel and of her thoughts and only time I could get hints of her feelings was when she was flying. But things started to turn around with the second part of the book. After Rose was captured and sent to Ravensbruck I get to see the pain and struggle. Not Rose's but with the pictures of concentration camps and with the idea of how human life was worthless to some. Also with some of her poems which I really like this book wasn't such a disappointment to me as I initially thought.
The author really created so realistic and heartbreaking picture of the war and pain but when you and the person who tells you the story don't connect the feeling is never complete. But at the end of the day this book accomplished its goal as it told the world. All in all, I think it's time to say goodbye to this series.
Rating: 3 stars.
Until the next time,
***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Disney via NetGalley. Thank you.
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