Rob Shapiro balances a neutral tone and deep emotions as he recounts the horrific and sometimes miraculous experiences of Rudi and Gerta, two Jewish Slovakian teens who are trying to survive WWII. Shapiro captures the author's engaging writing style as he reveals Rudi's horrific experiences in Auschwitz and Gerta's secret activities as a member of the Slovakian underground. Shapiro creates edge-of-your-seat immediacy as Rudi escapes Auschwitz, determined to expose its realities, and when Greta makes the quick, gut-wrenching decision to leave her mother behind when the two are captured. As always, Sheinkin weaves powerful details into a compelling story, and Shapiro's narration transforms it into absorbing audio. Politics and history come alive with poignancy when viewed through the lens of these courageous, impassioned youths. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2023
DD ISBN 9780593863831 $20.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2023
DD ISBN 9780593863848 $50.00
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