Monday, June 20, 2011
HOW HUGE THE NIGHT by Heather Munn & Lydia Munn
This book really caught my attention. It is the story of war, and how it affects many different young people, who aren't quite adult enough to fight, but are old enough to know what war is about.
Julien is unhappy, he didn't want to move from Paris France, where his friends were, to the little town in Southern France where his father was born. He knows no one there, and can't understand why his father insisted they move.
Benjamin, a young Jewish boy, doesn't want to be there, he wants to stay with his parents in Paris, and go to school, but his parents insist he live with the Losier family to be safe from the Nazis..
Nina and Gustov, who left home when their father passed away. They are trying to follow his instructions on how to get to France so they will be safe. Nina cuts her hair, and dresses as a boy, trying to hide, but she is scared, hungry, and almost dead when finally arriving in Tanieux.
It isn't a light read, it is very realistic, and very well written. I really feel that the authors knew of what they were telling, their research was very authentic, and I give them high marks for making the book something that they can be very proud to have their name on the cover.
I recieved this book from Kregel Publications to read and review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are my own, and I am not required to give a favorable review.
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