Rose Under Fire

Rose Under Fire

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbr#65533;ck, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen , or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive.
In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity , Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.

Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2013
ISBN: 9780385679534
Branch Call Number: YA WEI
Characteristics: 360 p.;,22 cm

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humming
Aug 31, 2017

Maybe not as good a story as Code Name Verity but it does its job of "to tell the world" while inspiring the reader to relate to the characters not only struggling to survive but also to make choices that are true to their values. Enlightening, heart breaking, and enriching read!

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happycanuck
Jul 05, 2016

Not as good as Code Name Verity. It takes patience and persistence to get through the early chapters - then it finally becomes worth reading.

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WormsBookChief
Jun 15, 2016

I loved this book, from the character development, to the history of WWII, to the details of concentration camp life. It was so interesting, so moving and really educational for teens and adults alike. Highly recommend it and will be reading more of her novels.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 17, 2016

A thought provoking book that I would recommend to everyone to read. At first the story starts off slow, and the main character seems immature and shallow, but as her life is transformed by harsh circumstances she becomes more likable and humble. The contrast between her old life and personality compared to them at the end of the book is fascinating. This story will make you think about the things you take for granted in your everyday life. While parts were quite sad and difficult to read, the ending is very uplifting as it shows even after a tragedy life will go on.
- @bookanarchy of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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sspaniolo
Mar 24, 2016

I thought this book was more or less an okay read. I got bored reading it in the beginning but it picked up nicely the more I read. Also, I learned a lot more than I thought I was going to after reading this book.

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Alishama
Jul 01, 2015

I personally love learning and reading about WW2 and the Holocaust, yet sometimes the books can be boring and un relatable. This novel however, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I couldn't stop reading, Rose Under Fire is such a great book that kept me wanting to read more. It is so intriguing and interesting. Though the formatting of her experience told backwards from after she was rescued is a bit confusing, Rose's story really touched my heart. I longed for the characters as much as Rose did when they died. This book is so engaging, I feel like a have also made a connection with the characters as well. The author really helped at making it like was a Ravensbrück prisoner as well. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!

vicbutterfly Apr 23, 2015

I found this in the teen fiction and thought it would be rather light reading for an adult, which it was to a certain degree. But as the story progressed and the main character matured, her journal was more detailed and her poetry was moving. The situations of the women in the camps were deplorable but they assisted each other as best as they could. Everyone should read at least one book containing this horrific subject so we will never forget the humiliation, starvation, disease and deaths in the camps. To all teenage-girls... read this book and it will make you realize how fortunate you are to be living in this country at this time!

booklady413 May 27, 2014

This historical fiction book taught me a great deal about the Ravensbruck concentration camp. This novel was very well written, and I will now read in reverse order Code Name Verity!

LMcShaneCLE Feb 11, 2014

It is a horrible time to revisit but still unbelievable that such atrocities occurred. Wein revisits medical testing at Ravenbruck concentration camp by inserting a fictional storyline - I have read so many of these WWII stories and yet I did not know about this camp or the history related by Rose Under Fire - http://www.elizabethwein.com/rabbit_gallery Definitely a book to share w/current generation of young readers.

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stephaniedchase
Feb 06, 2014

Heartbreaking, and beautiful. Not to be missed.

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