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Anca's Story (a YA Holocaust novel) [Kindle Edition]

Saffina DESFORGES
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz in search for their parents.

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If you're looking for werewolves, vampires and faeries and paranormal fantasy, try somewhere else. The only wolf in this story is very real, and the only connection with vampires is the distant Transylvanian mountains in Romania, where this story begins.

If you're looking for light-reading where they all live happily ever after then again, try somewhere else.

If you want serious, no-holds-barred literary fiction set against the background of real historic events then this is for you.

Saffina Desforges made her name writing hard-hitting crime fiction. This book is about that most horrific crime of all: genocide.

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This is YA, but not as you know it. Dare you read Anca's Story?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 409 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 148128309X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MWiDP (Mark Williams international Digital Publishing) (10 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007J9PJRO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,092 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

In December 2010, Saffina Desforges uploaded a book to Amazon that agents and publishers 'loved, but daren't touch'. Some hailed it as 'the last taboo'.

It went on to be the first EVER indie-published book to reach No.2 on the UK Amazon Top 100.

It was the 11th bestselling ebook of 2011 in the UK.

Since then, over HALF A MILLION readers have downloaded it.

Translated and published in France (as PARAPHILIA), it went on to sell over 40,000 copies.

Recently translated and published in China, 'Sugar & Spice' shot to #1 on Amazon.cn within two weeks of being released.

It has also been: an International iTunes Breakout Book, Amazon #1 (in Police, Thrillers & Hard-Boiled UK), a Waterstones online #1 Thriller and a 'Red Adept' mystery prize winner 2011.

Why not judge for yourself?

Other titles:

Crime

*Sugar & Spice
*Snow White
*Rapunzel
*Ring-a-ring O'Roses
*The Night before Christmas
*Rose Red crime thriller box-set

Young Adult

*St Mallory's Forever! (YA murder mystery)
*Anca's Story (YA Historical Fiction)
*Saffi does Sherlock (YA Sherlock Holmes series)
*Indigo Kids - (writing as Stevie Jordan) - YA Fantasy/paranormal series.


Coming soon...

*London's Burning (Rose Red Rhyme short story)
*Beauty & the Beast (Book 3 of the Rose Red Crime thriller series)
*First Blood (Book One - Dark Adult Fantasy trilogy)

Contact: saffinadesforges@rocketmail.com

Represented by Broo Doherty @ DHH Literary Agency, London.














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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate and Powerful Story 5 May 2012
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After just finishing Anca's story, I am sat heartbroken, not because this story is real, it is of course fiction, but for the fact that the Holocaust happened. This is a story of determination, courage and love of 3 children from 2 different backgrounds, although the story is fiction the Holocaust wasn't, and to read about it and the suffering that happened to many was heart wrenching. The book is beautifully written, with extremely likeable characters. It is not a book I would normally choose but I have been blown away by how powerful a story it is. Well done Saffina Desforges... as I said before... Blown away.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving 14 May 2013
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Very well written book, I would not hesitate to recommend it. It doesn't follow the usual lines that you would expect a holocaust novel to take , but it encapsulates the feeling of the writer perfectly. I could not put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read! 2 May 2013
By tr4cy
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Brilliant read, a book I really couldn't put down. Well written and really brings home what horrors these people lived through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read 16 Oct 2014
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This story told from a child's perspective, brings an alternative understanding of the horrors of the holocaust. It would be a good book for teenagers to read as they still have the ability to trust and could understand the naive determination of the children in the story. This is a book that should be available in schools
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a different perspective 20 Dec 2013
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harrowing and gripping -this novel was so different from every other i've read about the holocaust and it put me in mind of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in a way...if you read it you'll understand it's simply because she was a young girl and did things differently from many of the other survivor's tales...I can't do this book justice in a review and am tripping over my words trying to explain it -in a nutshell...AMAZING...I'd go as far as to say it is now my favourite Nazi holocaust survivor's tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Holocaust novel 17 Nov 2013
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A very good story when taken in context that it's a fictional novel. The authors use of extravagant, often archaic terminology detracted from the otherwise well written plot. It is a captivating read and holds attention throughout. However for students of history, the holocaust and particularly Auschwitz, the storyline is, at times, unrealistic, reiterating to the reader that it is a fictional novel. Nevertheless the story does enable readers to appreciate the horrors of this terrible period of recent history and the suffering that millions of innocents were forced to endure. The novel and storyline is perhaps deserving of 5 stars but l give 4 because of the all too often use of unnecessary words and flowery language.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing 22 Oct 2013
By Rachel
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This story shocked me to my core as it is a stark reminder that the holocaust was and still is real for so many people and that although we are nearly 70 years from it have we really advanced and moved on as even today people are dying from mass killings because of dictators and selfish people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 27 Aug 2013
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If I hadn't know better I would have thought this was as Mrs Jones says "a fairy story" but it is not, this really happened. I'm so pleased that this has been written for everyone to know what really happened.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 3 months ago by SHIRLEY WILLIAMS
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good book.
Published 3 months ago by Keith
1.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the worst books about the holocoust
This is one of the worst books about the holocoust. I understand that fiction has it's own rights but it would be great if the author created a story that it at least plausible. Read more
Published 3 months ago by shemmie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful story great plot couldn't put down
Published 4 months ago by Mr. John Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Still reading this book but so far is is brill ...
Still reading this book but so far is is brill, very interesting to know what happened at that time.
Published 5 months ago by Moi
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
I loved this story and was unable to put it down, the courage of the children in the book is amazing, very good read.
Published 5 months ago by kimberley wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
This book is very well written and extremely moving. Defiantly worth the read, it gives you a real idea of what it was like to be a child in those terrific times.
Published 10 months ago by PC
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book...
probably the most powerful ending to a book I have ever read... the book was both beautiful and horrifying... an amazing read, a sobering story....
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Bit too far fetched + archaic English
**SPOILER ALERT**

Not realising this was a novel I read it believing it was real I thought often it seemed too far fetched. Read more
Published 14 months ago by L. Fry
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