White Rose

White Rose

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Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose. A non-violent resistance group, they write and distribute anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. When Sophie and her brother are arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators, they know that speaking out against Hitler's regime is punishable by death. Is it too late to try to save their lives? -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: Boston : Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781328594433
Branch Call Number: YAF WILSON, KIP
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 13, 2020

I really loved this book. It was simple, but it told the story in such a way that was very powerful, heartfelt, and inspiring. Definitely one of the better historical fiction books I've read recently.

JCLChrisK Dec 19, 2019

A tense, quick-reading telling of a powerful moment from history, a novel-in-verse dramatization of resistance in WWII Nazi Germany.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Oct 07, 2019

Powerful, quick-reading verse novel about the student led resistance against Hitler during WWII.

Sep 04, 2019

This book went by so quickly... I finished it in a total of 3 hours! I just want to say that I feel incredibly accomplished after reading this book. This book is written in short verses and is based on real life events. This is as close as I'll ever get to reading a non-fiction book. This book is based on the real life of Sophie Scholl. In case you didn't learn about her in history class Sophie and a few of her siblings/ classmates/ professors started an anti-Nazi pamphlet and anonymously distributed them throughout Germany. This was considered "TREASON" and eventually when they were caught distributing the pamphlets, they were (SPOILER) sentenced to death. This book will not have a happy ending, unfortunately one can not rewrite history. Anyway the reason I am going to give this book just an "okay" rating is because I felt that this book was just missing a lot of information. Kip Wilson did a lot of research when writing this book. She scoured through countless letters written by Sophie to her boyfriend/ family members. A lot of the book was dramatized, but NOT ENOUGH in my opinion. Kip Wilson put actual letters in the novel but "made up" everything else surrounding the letters. I think she could have expanded a lot more of those scenes. There was a really great love story in this novel that could have been expanded upon. The Trial could have been expanded on. The anticipation of the death sentence could have been expanded on! I felt like because she didn't expand/ dramatize/ build suspense in certain aspects of this novel, this really tragic ending didn't quite KICK like it should have! ...like I should have been in tears after reading this novel! This was such a tragic event in history and I just felt like Kip Wilson didn't give the story of Sophie Scholl the justice that it deserved. I want to say it was just an "okay" attempt of telling her story... but I will say that I thought that this book was beautifully written I am a huge fan of anything written in short verse.

OPL_KrisC Apr 27, 2019

A compelling rebellion story that follows the remarkable life of Sophie Scholl who was a member of the White Rose during World War II.


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