Saturday, May 29, 2010

Review: Auf Wiedersehen

Title: Auf Wiedersehen
Author: Christa Holder Ocker
Publication date: July 21, 2009

Auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker tells the story of World War II through the eyes of a young German girl. As she and her family move around from place to place trying to avoid the Russians, they wonder how they will ever survive through the war. Their last hope is to find a way to America.

As someone studying German, I really loved this book. It was a gripping account of one family struggling through World War II. German phrases and words were incorporated throughout, which I felt really added to the feeling of the book. It could have been a bit longer near the end I thought, but overall it was a great read. I felt as if I was right there with the family while I was reading it, experiencing all their struggles. Anyone interested in World War II or Germany would enjoy this compelling autobiography.

Overall grade: C

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1 comment:

Milli said...

I've had a bunch of bad experiences with WWII books. I'll check this out. It sounds pretty good. Thanks for the review!