Friday, June 29, 2012

Book Review: My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

Ziska is not a Jew. She is protestant, but she has Jewish ancestors so in 1930s Nazi Germany she is still attacked for being a Jew. She and her friend Bekka have a running list of hiding places ready  (called the "Survival Plan") in case the boys in her class come after them while they are on their way home from school.

But when things in Germany get worse and her father is imprisoned, her mother signs her up for the Kindertransport, a children's train traveling out of Germany to safer countries. She is given a place and is sent to England, where she ends up with an Orthodox Jewish family, a family that quickly becomes her own.

But what will happen once the war is over? Will she be Jewish? And which family will she choose? Her family of birth, or her Family for the War?

Check it out @the library!

- Blaine (Now reading The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai!)

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