Title: The White Rose Resists
Author: Amanda Barratt
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing Date: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Length: 336 Pages
About the Book:
Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor–that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler’s machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife’s edge of discovery by the gestapo.
Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she’s been brought up to believe in the fuhrer’s divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.
Soon Annalise joins their double life–students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they’re all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.
A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.
WOW! So I’ve had a really hard time being able to get sucked into books right now with all of the quarantine madness, but this one fully held me captive! Even though this is one of my favorite genres normally, my emotions have been pretty up and down so I have been sticking to lighter reads. There were parts in this one that definitely made me cry, but Amanda Barratt’s storytelling was absolutely masterful. I don’t even have the right words to do it justice. The characters felt so real and was easily able to feel like I was a part of the setting. This isn’t one that can be rushed through. I don’t know how she does it, but the author writes in such a way that you are forced to slow down and experience the character’s journeys along with them. This book was amazing. Especially considering this is a book based on actual events, I would highly recommend reading the author’s note at the end for some of the fact vs fiction. If you want to add to the book fog you’re sure to experience, make sure you wait to read it until after you’ve finished the book. Also, don’t forget to have tissues handy. This one will most likely cause some very real tears, but it was sooo good and I highly, highly recommend it! I know that this one is going to stay with me for a very long time.
*I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publishing. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.