Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

Ashes by Kathryn Lasky (Published by Viking, February 4, 2010)

Berlin, 1932: In many ways thirteen-year old, Gabriella Schramm lives a charmed, carefree life. She loves her sister, Ulla. She loves her new literature teacher. She loves her family's summer lake house, next door to Albert Einstein's. And most of all she loves books. But soon she begins losing all these things, one by one, as Hitler unstoppably climbs to power. People Gaby thought she could trust turn out to be Nazis. Many of her friends are fleeing, or worse, being taken away. And there's something troubling about Ulla's boyfriend that Gaby can't quite figure out. As always, she turns to her books for comfort - but even those are disappearing. How can Gaby say good bye to the way of life that she loves?

I really like everything I've read by Kathryn Lasky, so I'm glad to see she has a new book coming out soon! There are a lot of historical novels set in Europe during World War II, but not many set in the years leading up to the war, so this should be an interesting read.


Kelsey said...

Ooh this looks great! I love historical fiction. Great pick!

Anonymous said...

thats my bff on the looks awesome

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