Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 252
Date of Publication: February 9, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
In this inspiring book based on real life resistance fighter Sophie Scholl, readers are given the remarkable story of how she and her brother did whatever they could to fight the Nazi regime. In fact, they soon formed what was known as the White Rose Network. Even before this incredible fight began Sophie was one of very few women who went to university. Sophie did whatever she could to fight the regime and this included printing and distributing leaflets that told the truth of the tyranny that existed within the regime. She saw the truth behind the propaganda that turned many heads against Jews and other minorities during that time. She chose to take her stand no matter what how difficult her life would become.
Sophie came by her stand quite easily as her parents resisted the brutal nature of the Nazis so this was what she knew. Sophie and her brother Hans were not alone in their fight. In fact they were joined by someone named Alexander as well as several others but during this time of the fight Sophie and Alexander fell in love.
In the story that was unfailingly tragic, Sophie did whatever she could to deliver their message to as many as possible even with the Gestapo close on their tails. In fact, Sophie‘s life became at risk as well as many others. Her stand could mean her life.
While this was a story of courage, of strength, and of hope, it was also a story of great sacrifice. As the story came to a close, Sophie had one last chance to say to deliver her message. ”Such a beautiful, sunny day and I have to go… But what difference does my death make if our actions arouse thousands of people”. No doubt readers of this intense story will have tears pouring down their eyes while at the same time being filled with incredible pride for the strength that Sophie demonstrated.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her free time, Ellie is a health-obsessed yoga enthusiast, neat freak, adventurer, Nazi Germany history expert, polyglot, philosopher, a proud Jew, and a doggie mama. Ellie lives in New York with her fiancé and their two dogs.