by Elizabeth Wein
I have only read three books by Elizabeth Wein. Years ago, The Winter Prince, last year, Code Name Verity, and now Rose Under Fire. But, I now know, unwaveringly, that this is an author who can steal people’s hearts and cleanse their souls with her storytelling wizardry.
Elizabeth Wein, my friends, has a creative mind that goes forever deepr and her stories always take you to unexpected but exciting places — no matter their subject matters. Her mind is so incredibly nimble that she can organize very complex threads into easily followed paths through intricate mazes she has devised for her readers. And, oh, the hearts and souls of her characters and the epic scale of their sufferings and triumphs! They linger on and sustain you like the LIFT under the wing of an airplane and a soaring kite! Read this book NOW and tell everyone else to read it.
I know that young teen readers will take to Rose’s story more readily than they with Verity and can’t wait to recommend this to them all!