Rose Under Fire
Rose Justice is a young American ATA pilot, delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF in the UK during the summer of 1944. A budding poet who feels most alive while flying, she discovers that not all battles are fought in the air. An unforgettable journey from innocence to experience from... show more
Rose Justice is a young American ATA pilot, delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF in the UK during the summer of 1944. A budding poet who feels most alive while flying, she discovers that not all battles are fought in the air. An unforgettable journey from innocence to experience from the author of the best-selling, multi-award-nominated Code Name Verity. From the exhilaration of being the youngest pilot in the British air transport auxiliary, to the aftermath of surviving the notorious Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rose's story is one of courage in the face of adversity. Code Name Verity is shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Publish date: 2013-06-03
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
I do not think this is the type of book to be read aloud. I think the narrator did a good job, don't get me wrong. Pick was good, and if she had been bad, my rating would have been lower. It's just that in Verity, the repetition isn't as annoying because of the circumstances there. In this book, the...
I picked this up fully knowing that it was an Elizabeth Wein novel, aka that it would rip out my heartstrings and make me cry bitter tears in the name of friendship. If you don’t believe me, go read Code Name Verity, which is on the list of my favorite books of all time. What I didn’t realize when I...
Code Name Verity was one of my most devastating reads of 2014 (or, maybe it was 2013), reducing me to sobs. It took me a while to gird my loins for another Elizabeth Wein WW2 read. In honor of Memorial Day, I decided that I would dive in. Rose Under Fire is a companion novel, not a sequel, and tel...
I waited a while before writing this review in hopes I’ll have a better idea of how to express my feelings. As it turns out, I don’t. I was expecting a heart wrenching beautiful and historically accurate story, based on what I experienced with Code Name Verity, but I was still blown away by it. They...
Rose Justice is a ATA pilot, ferrying people and planes so that men can fight. One day, on a routine flight in Europe she tries to interfere with a doodlebug and ends up being escorted to an airport by some German pilots. From there she ends up in Ravensbruck where she witnesses some terrible thin...