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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Book Review

We just got our first free early release book from LibararyThing here's the review:

The Secret Holocaust Diaries
Reviewed by t
The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister is a great book about the hardships of a young girl in Russia during World War II. The book begins with Nonna telling the story about her childhood days. Her family was well off until the Germans invaded. And, then her family got separated, forcing Nonna and her mother, Anna, to do whatever it took to survive. What is amazing about this story is that Nonna kept this story of her past tucked away for many years. She did not tell her husband or the rest of her new family about her horrors of the Holocaust until she was quite old. This story was well written, however it was confusing. The author wrote about the historical aspects of Nonna’s story. This was a good idea, to relate her recollections of events to what happened; however, it made it more difficult for the reader to connect with Nonna’s character. Just as the story was getting interesting, the author inserted historical information. Despite this, the story was interesting and I would recommend it to Holocaust buffs and all those who want to see a different perspective on the Holocaust.

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