Rose Under Fire

Rose Under Fire

Book - 2013
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When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrپck, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423183099
Branch Call Number: YA WEIN 2013
Characteristics: 360 p


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In the concluding book in the fabulous trilogy by Elizabeth Wein, Rose Under Fire is about Rose Justice, a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. The book narrates what it was like to be living in a concentration camp, and how she managed to escape with her life. It tells of her friendship with other prisoners and how they managed to keep each other alive. This book was very good; however, it is incredibly sad, and horrific. I especially enjoyed the emphasis on the importance of friendship that the author gives the story. I would recommend this book for people to love war stories and stories of friendship. On a scale of one to five I would rate this book a four. Catherine, grade 9, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Dec 16, 2018

I delayed reading this book for ages, because I love its predecessor "Code Name Verity" to a degree that is possibly unhealthy, and I was convinced this couldn't possibly measure up. And while I did not, in fact, love this quite as much as I loved that one, it's still a really, really great book. It's sad and emotional but also hopeful and empowering -- if there are folks who have read and enjoyed this year's "The War Outside" (by Monica Hesse) and are looking for something in a similar vein, this (and "Verity") would be the perfect next read.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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