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Top Customer Reviews
I don’t normally read much historical fiction but because Putzke is an excellent writer and has also done her homework, one never gets the sense that she is trying to draw attention to her own writing, excellent though it is. Instead, she keeps all the attention on the Scholls and their friends.
I definitely recommend this marvelous book!
Up until the last 1/3 of the book or so, I was planning on giving it a 4 star rating, simply because there was some language. Not a lot (and I had been warned before hand), but I also just couldn't seem to connect with the characters. I also knew how this book would end from the research I have done about this time in history, so I might have been unintentionally trying my best not to connect with them.
And than I hit the ending. And realized I had connected with the characters in a way I hadn't realized. Not many books evoke emotion in me, far less will make me actually cry. This was an exception.
In a lot of books when they ending is not what I would have wanted, I tend to tell myself "Oh, they're just fictional characters. It didn't really happen like this." The problem with this book was that it did!
This story really happened. These people really lived, and they were actually really treated this way. They believed in this cause, and they believed in it so strongly that they were willing to even give their lives if it came to that.
Reading this made me stop and think. What if we stood up for what we believe in, just as the characters in this book did? I mean, really. I believe abortion is wrong, but what do I do to stand up for those beliefs? Nothing. I don't to anything.
This book made me stop and take a look at my own life. Do I just ignore what is happening around me? Do I try to just blend in and not be seen? Do I cringe at the fact of being looked at as different? Am I willing to take a stand for what I believe in?
I'll end this review with a quote from the book.
--"I ask you, you as a Christian wrestling for the preservation of your greatest treasure, whether you hesitate, whether you incline toward intrigue, calculation or procrastination in the hope that someone else will raise his arm in your defense? Has God not given you the strength, the will to fight? We must attack evil where it is strongest
I thought a tighter plot structure might have benefited the story, and that the writing could sometimes have flowed a little better. Overall, however, I thought this was a great introduction to the wonderful tragedy and heroism of the White Rose. It sucked me in, and kept me turning pages in suspense even though I knew how it ended. And it left me with a great determination to stand up, like the Scholls, for what I know to be right. 3.5 stars.
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