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Rose under fire

by Wein, Elizabeth,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Audiovisual CD YA MP3 WEI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD YA MP3 WEI
 
 
Summary
Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbr ck, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors; and a female fighter pilot for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this companion to Code Name Verity (2012), readers meet American Rose Justice, who ferries Allied planes from England to Paris. The first quarter of the book, which begins in 1944, describes Rose's work, both its dangers and its highs. It also makes the connection between Rose and the heroine of the previous book, Julie, through their mutual friend, Maddie. Despite the vagaries of war, things are going pretty well for Rose, so hearts drop when Rose is captured. It first seems Rose's status as a pilot may save her, but she is quickly shipped off to Ravensbruck, the notorious women's concentration camp in Northern Germany. The horror of the camp, with its medical experimentation on Polish women called rabbits is ably captured. Yet, along with the misery, Wein also reveals the humanity that can surface, even in the worst of circumstances. The opening diary format is a little clunky, but readers will quickly become involved in Rose's harrowing experience. Though the tension is different than in Code Name Verity, it is still palpable.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This companion to Wein's Printz Honor- and Edgar-winning Code Name Verity introduces Rose Justice, a Pennsylvania teenager and volunteer civilian pilot during WWII. Rose is ferrying a Spitfire back to England from France for the Royal Air Force when she is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck, the women's concentration camp. Designated a "skilled" worker, Rose is assigned to a factory; when she realizes that she's making bomb fuses, she stops working. Two brutal beatings later, she is reassigned to the high-security unit at the camp, where she is taken under the wing of the "Rabbits"--Polish political prisoners whose bodies have been horrifically abused by Nazi doctors for medical experimentation. Because Rose recounts her capture and imprisonment after the fact, in a journal, initially for cathartic purposes, her story doesn't have the same harrowing suspense of Code Name Verity, but it's no less intense and devastating. Eventually, Rose realizes the true purpose of the journal is to fulfill the promise she made to her Ravensbruck sisters: to tell the world what happened there. Wein excels at weaving research seamlessly into narrative and has crafted another indelible story about friendship borne out of unimaginable adversity. Ages 14-up. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ravensbrück (Concentration camp) -- Fiction.
Women air pilots -- Fiction.
Prisoners of war -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Audiobooks.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Tullamarine, Victoria ; New York :Bolinda Audio,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Pick, Sasha, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Sasha Pick.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs, MP3 format
Duration: 11:43:00.
Companion book to: Code name Verity.
System Details CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3 capable software.
Description 1 audio disc (11 hr., 43 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781743169575
1743169574
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