Thursday, 19 March 2015

Remembrance: A Time For War - A.K. Stauber

                Remembrance is the well-researched story about Polish Jews during the time of the Second World War. After the Germans devastated fifteen year old Anna’s town she is forced to go on the run and ends up meeting another young Jew named Pawel. Together, they hide from the Germans, knowing that to be discovered would bring certain death. This is a very intense story and was hard to read at times knowing things like this actually happened. The author has done a great job of portraying life for Polish Jews during this time period and the while book is very realistic. This story hit close to home for me since some of my partner’s family experienced some of the same things experienced by characters in the novel. The character of Anna matures from an innocent fifteen year old to a young woman who is slowly finding her hard edge. I truly loved this book although the cliff hanger at the end of the book was frustrating because now I have to wait for part two in the series. I read this on my ereader and it formatted well. The cover was not particularly enticing but the story was amazing.

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