What I’m Reading: Pastel Orphans

I finished a new audio book Pastel Orphans by  Gemma Liviero.  I read another book by this author not to long ago, Broken Angels, and really liked it so I decided to give anther of her books a try.

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This one was a good book for those who read Holocaust WWII time period books.  Although this one deals with horrible, unkind, inhumane things it isn’t as about the concentration camps.  The story focuses around a family where the father is Jewish and the mother not and what happens when their daughter blonde haired and blue eyed and the brother more Jewish.

Here’s what Amazon has to say:In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watches the world around him crumbling: people are rioting in the streets, a strange yellow star begins appearing in shop windows, and friends are forced to move—or they simply disappear.

After his father becomes gravely ill, Henrik and his little sister, Greta, are taken by their mother to Poland for safety. However, not even the pastoral surroundings of their new home can protect them from the terrors of war. When the Nazis invade and Greta is kidnapped, Henrik must shed his youthful innocence and search for his lost sister, a quest that will further reveal a harrowing landscape of violence and struggle―but also unexpected connections.

Uniquely told from the perspective of youth plunged into adult chaos, Pastel Orphans is a coming-of-age story that explores profound lessons in self-belief, kindness, and human endurance.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.6 stars.  I would agree.  It did end a little bit to quick but I still felt the story was complete as it is.  I recommend this one for sure.

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