Code Name Verity: Review

It’s no secret that historical fiction, especially young adult historical fiction, is among my favorite types of books to read.  I’ve discussed my top World War II and Holocaust YA novels here  as well as my top five YA Historical fiction picks here. When a co-worker recommended this book to me, frankly, I was surprised I… Continue reading Code Name Verity: Review

YA Holocaust & WWII Books: Reviews & Suggestions

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With… Continue reading YA Holocaust & WWII Books: Reviews & Suggestions

The Red Scarf Girl Review

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution So, I actually won a copy of this book on a Goodreads giveaway (Find me on Goodreads here  – I’m addicted to it!) and was very excited to get it in the mail. This book is breathtaking in its window into China during a volatile and scary… Continue reading The Red Scarf Girl Review