Montag, 6. März 2017

The Song of the Stork - Stephan Collishaw


Fifteen year old Yael is on the run. The Jewish girl seeks shelter from the Germans on the farm of the village outcast. Aleksei is mute and solitary, but as the brutal winter advances, he reluctantly takes her in and a delicate relationship develops. As her feelings towards Aleksei change, the war intrudes and Yael is forced to join a Jewish partisan group fighting in the woods. Torn apart and fighting for her life, The Song of the Stork is Yael's story of love, hope, and survival. It is the story of one woman finding a voice as the voices around her are extinguished

My thoughts and opinion:
4,5 Stars from me.

What an intense book. As if WW2 wasn't intense enough, Stephan Collishaw caught the pain, fear and hope that jews had back then. Yael is a girl who lost everything ... her friends, parents, home. She's jewish and of course has to hide at any given chance. She meets Aleksei. A "weird" fella who never talks but still tolerates her in his home. Then the Germans come and Yael needs to fight for her life ... 

I can highly recommend this book if your looking for something "true-to-history". It's definitely worth it since you will fall in love with the main protagonists. 

Thank you so much Legend Press for sending me this book <3

Genre: Fiction
ISBN:  9781785079191

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