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

2.09.2013

Genre: Historical Fiction
Ages: 10 and up

Normally I don't like to read historical fiction books. But this one was absolutely amazing! The storyline, characters, and plot were all terrific! The author was so descriptive in her writing that I could easily visualize what the characters were going through and how they felt. This book is meant for anyone who loves historical fiction or anyone who just loves to read in general!

About:
Jewish people all over Germany are being persecuted. Even those who only have Jewish ancestors, like Franziska Mangold and her family, are targets for the enemy. When Franziska's father gets arrested by Nazis officers, her mother decides to send her off to England with the Kindertransport. While there, she learns about a whole new world while living with her host family, the Shepard's. They teach her about who she is and lead her towards a better life. But when the war is over, Franziska will have to choose between the life she left behind and her new family who she has come to love more than anyone else.

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