Reviews: THE TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL by Louise Murphy

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy was read by a couple of participants for the WWII reading challenge.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read their complete thoughts.

Wisteria from Bookworm’s Dinner says:

The reading is slow at first, then suddenly as details unfold you will be flipping furiously to the next page. Set in two locations, the story eventually merges together and quickly like a force in motion builds to a breathtaking end.

Lezlie from Books ‘N Border Collies says:

Like so many books about WWII and the Holocaust, this one is difficult but necessary. What I found most memorable was that not all of the Nazi’s were stereotyped. There were those who questioned their orders, and those brave souls are the ones who lifted this particular WWII/Holocaust story to a higher plane.

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Review: THE TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL by Louise Murphy

hanselgretelSandy from You’ve GOTTA read this! recently reviewed The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy.  Here’s an excerpt:

We’ve all read the story about Hansel and Gretel as children. I, for one, was terrified by it. Mean stepmothers, dark forests, witches with massive ovens that want to cook and eat children?! Perhaps it is fitting, then, that Louise Murphy puts a clever spin on this fairy tale, and weaves it into a fictional and terrifying account of the survival of two Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Read the rest of the review here.

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Review: THE TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL by Louise Murphy

hanselgretelHeather from Book Addiction recently posted a review of The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy.  Here’s a snippet:

This novel truly was haunting… that is truly the best word I can come up with to describe the story in this book.  It all felt so real, which made everything I was reading that much more intense.  True, the book was completely fiction – this specific story did not actually happen – however, I’m sure there were plenty of cases of parents leaving their children to fend for themselves instead of going to the camps, people “adopting” Jewish children and passing them off as non-Jewish to save them, etc.  I was definitely captivated by The True Story of Hansel and Gretel and even though I knew it wasn’t a true story, it sure felt like one at times.

You can read her entire review here.

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