Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rose Blanche

I just read "Rose Blanche" by Roberto Innocenti. I was left feeling sad and thoughtful. It's a short book that you can read in about 10 minutes. The pictures are absolutely stunning with lots of detail.
The book's title is the name of the main character, a young girl who lives in Germany during the second World War. She experiences the war, but she doesn't really understand it. I read in the author's notes that the name Rose Blanche was chosen because it was the name of a group of young Germans who were against the war, and who finally were all killed.
I don't want to tell the whole story, because then people wouldn't want to read the book for themselves. I hope you will read it, and then blog here to let others know what you think.

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