Night Review

Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Genre & Age Group: Historical, memoir, young adult, adult Goodreads Synopsis: Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories … Continue reading Night Review

Salt to the Sea Review

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge … Continue reading Salt to the Sea Review

The Book Thief Review

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. … Continue reading The Book Thief Review

Between Shades of Gray Review

Title: Between Shades of Gray Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life … Continue reading Between Shades of Gray Review

Stones on a Grave Review and Day 6 of 30 Day Book Challenge!

About the book Title: Stones on a Grave Author: Kathy Kacer Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, mystery, teen Goodreads Synopsis: Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage—a medical certificate … Continue reading Stones on a Grave Review and Day 6 of 30 Day Book Challenge!

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Review!

About the Book: Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Author: John Boyne Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, tween/teen Goodreads Synopsis: “Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers … Continue reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Review!