Rose Under Fire
Young Adult / January 27, 2017

Code Name Verity #2. Author: Elizabeth Wein. Summary: While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store for her? (Goodreads Summary) My Thoughts: Rose Under Fire is closely based on historical accounts of the concentration camp, and it is a heart-wrenching, painful, beautiful account of human suffering and hope. Elizabeth Wein pulls no punches in her writing, and if anything this was almost harder than Code Name Verity. Content Review: Sexual Content: Prisoners are forced to strip naked in front of male + female guards to be examined and shower. Prisoner says she was arrested after being accused by her boss because she refused to sleep with him, and that after arrest he raped her. Language: 7 derogatory terms, 5 F-words, 5 d***, 2 bloody Violence: See Sexual Content above for some sexual violence. It should be noted there is enough violence that not all…