Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (3)

Product description: Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex - but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her?

In this powerfully gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peter's point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first to hate her and then to find yourself falling in love with her? Especially with your parents and her parents all watching almost everything you do together. To know you're being written about in Anne's diary, day after day? What's it like to start questioning your religion, wondering why simply being Jewish inspires such hatred and persecution? Or to just sit and wait and watch while others die, and wish you were fighting.

As Peter and Anne become closer and closer in their confined quarters, how can they make sense of what they see happening around them?

Anne's diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peter's story takes us on, beyond their betrayal and into the Nazi death camps. He details with accuracy, clarity and compassion the reality of day to day survival in Auschwitz - and ultimately the horrific fates of the Annex's occupants.

I am really intrigued by this book. When I was in middle school I was kind of obsessed about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Which sounds a little morbid. But I was.

waiting on wednesday is a meme from Breaking the Spine


Atypical Girl said...

This seriously looks incredible! (BTW, I got The Mockingbirds today!!! Thank you!)

resugo said...

you're welcome! I hope you enjoy it. I sure did

Rhiannon said...

I just finished this the other day, breathtaking. Have you read it now?

resugo said...

Actually, I haven't! I bought the book when it came out but its just been standing on my bookshelf for two months! Right now I'm listening to The Diary of a Young Girl, only two discs left. Once I finish that, I plan to pick up Annex. I'm glad you liked it!