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Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
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Review from my 12 year old daughter below ...
This is a good book set in Nazi Germay. It is about a girl called Gretchen who is a favourite of Adolf Hitler. However she meets some Jews and wonders whether Uncle Dolf was right about them. She befriends a Jew and finds out more about their lives. I would recommend this book to 10-14 year olds and anyone who enjoys historical novels, particularly if you enjoyed the Book Thief as I did.
There are more books to be published in this series and I will be looking out for them when they come out as I enjoyed this one.
In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman
In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit hard going, 24 July 2014
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This is quite a hard novel, not one to be embarked on lightly. It plays with ideas from Maths and Psychology against the backdrop of the modern world although the plot itself isn't always sufficiently strong to sustain the reader's interest. If you are prepared to give this the time it deserves, then you will probably get quite a lot from it, although I found it quite hard work.
An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir by Phyllis Chesler
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This is an interesting factual account of a young American woman's brief stay in Afghanistan. The clash of cultures is evident from the start as a woman accustomed to freedom and relative equality tries to deal with the different status that women have within the family in Afghanistan. If you have enjoyed fictional accounts of life in Afghanistan, such as "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and "The Kite Runner", then you will find this a rewarding read.

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