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Estelle: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 20, 2013 Publisher: Hyperion Pages: 368 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: WWII, Europe, friendship, concentration camps Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: An idealistic young pilot from Pennsylvania is capture by the Nazis and sent to a concentration […]

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November 4, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Alexa Y. - I still haven’t been in the proper mindset to pick this book up and read it! It does sound like Wein did yet another amazing job writing this story, particularly when it covers such a delicate subject matter. I love that there are such strong, wonderful female characters too!

October 24, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - Yay I’m glad you were able to enjoy both CNV and RUF despite your initial hesitance, Estelle! Both are definitely, definitely worth it. I actually think I enjoyed CNV a little more because Verity made light of things and her suffering wasn’t always in-your-face the way it is in Rose’s story. It was nice, though, to know that she at least survived. Lovely review!

October 22, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Bookworm1858 - For some reason I initially read “pilot” as idiot and was really confused about the tone of this review-then I looked at it again and realized what it actually said. I’m in the same boat with you about “good.” I gave this 5 stars and will certainly try to force some people to read it. But I won’t be reading it again because it’s just too brutal for me.

October 22, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Nicole - Beautiful review Estelle! I pretty much agree with everything you said. And you said it so well – how this is both a difficult book and a wonderful book. I also look forward to what Wein writes next but I will definitely be sandwiching it in between feed good reads.

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

October 22, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I love all your points about this book. Personally I related to Rose and liked her more than either Julie or Maddie, but the story in Rose Under Fire was just so difficult (worth it, but oh my god the tears) that I might still like CNV more.

And I really love that you finished it two hours before it expired. That’s impressive planning!