Prisoner of Night and Fog - Anne Blankman


I was really looking forward to this one ever since I first came across it. In the end, I did really like it but I wasn't crazy about it. 

What I liked:
-The plot flowed smoothly with just the right pacing.
-One of my favorite part is when we see the main character refer to Hitler for the first time as 'Uncle Dolf'. It was priceless. 
-I don't know much about Hitler but I thought the author managed to do a solid rendition of Hitler. She was able to humanize him. Don't get me wrong, I hated him with all my heart. At a lot of points, I was so disgusted by him that I wanted to trow the book on my wall. I didn't but only because it was a ebbok on my ipad and I love my ipad and didn't want to break it...

What I didn't like so much:
-I couldn’t connect with the characters.Especially Gretchen.I thought she began suspecting things too easily and I wanted a little more resistance to the '' facts'' Daniel told her. I never really empathize with her. 
-The romance. I love the idead of it but what I got wasn't exactly what I wanted. The good thing is that it's not the typical love at first sight that we see in a lot of young adult books. They learn to know each other, they become friends and then they fall in love. But when they do fall in love, it's quite abrupt and sudden. 

I would recommend this book because while I may not have think it was outstanding, it wasn't like anything I've read before.