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Rose Under Fire ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Rose Under Fire Author Elizabeth Wein – 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 Ravensbr ck the notorious women's concentration camp Tr 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 Ravensbr ck 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 Rose Under Epub / that be enough to endure the fate that's in store for herElizabeth Wein author of the critically acclaimed and best selling Code Name Verity delivers another stunning WWII thriller The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart wrenching courage resolve and the slim bright chance of survival.

  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • Rose Under Fire
  • Elizabeth Wein
  • 23 June 2016
  • 9781423184690

About the Author: Elizabeth Wein

Paste Magazine has listed Code Name Verity as the best YA novel of the decade The full list is here.

10 thoughts on “Rose Under Fire

  1. Maggie Maggie says:

    First this isn't Code Name VerityTo me Rose Under Fire was a harder read than Verity Verity was one of my favorite books last year It was a heartbreaking and beautiful story about friendship and courage set during World War II that I compulsively read in a day However I never forgot that it was a work of historical fiction With Rose even though I knew it was also a work of Elizabeth Wein's ability and imagination it felt so much like a memoir It was so much harder to take knowing that all these atrocities were based on actual events It's not a uick read nor is it an easy read The experiences of the women at Ravensbruck were so horrible and beyond imagination it's no wonder that people at the time didn't believe the stories coming out of Europe It's also for that reason though that I think a book like Rose Under Fire is so importantRose Justice is an eager American pilot who learned flying at the knee of her father the owner of a flight school in Pennsylvania She goes to England to join the Air Transport Auxiliary and assist the Allied cause Her uncle uses his connections to get her a flying assignment to France and it is on the return back to England where she disappears No one has a clue where she or her plane is because she has been captured and taken to Germany She ends up in Ravensbruck a women's concentration camp along with women from France Poland and Germany She encounters a group of Polish women who have been nicknamed the Rabbits because they were subject to horrible experimental medical procedures One of the Rabbits Roza was only 14 when she was captured by the NazisWhat I love about Wein's writing is her ability to take historical events and facts and use them to buttress her story It's not so much about Nazi medical experimentation as it is about Roza And Izabela And Aniela And all the other women whose names Roza forces Rose to memorize in case something happens to them so that their stories their names can be toldThis story is also about hope when it's not that thing with feathersHope is the most treacherous thing in the world It lifts you and lets you plummetIt's about maintaining hope while surviving a reality that is harsher than most people can imagine It's about surviving a place that was designed to systematically dehumanize and purge its prisoners For Rose her poems help keep her from becoming a schmootzich someone whose desperation has turned her into a savage Something else that helps Rose are her friendships with the other prisoners It wouldn't be an Elizabeth Wein story without powerful relationships The friendships in Rose though are different because they are born of circumstance horrible circumstance It is unlikely that the prisoners would have even encountered each other in the outside world and yet they now depend upon one another to make it through another day Sometimes though the most powerful bonds are the ones forged in fire It's what keeps you standing when hope plummets It's a tiny strip of Cherry Soda nail polish that stubbornly clings to your toes even when your head has been shaved and your clothes stripped offI was a bit undone by this book I honestly expected to finish it in a day or two but I had to take breaks when the historical aspect overpowered the fictional At the same time I wanted to learn about the very real women who inspired this story This book is a testament to their endurance and bravery and one that I think everyone should read This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous

  2. Caz (littlebookowl) Caz (littlebookowl) says:

    Wow wow wow Many tears were shed reading this Wow

  3. Moira Russell Moira Russell says:

    YESSSSS IT IS MINEWow I'm apparently the only one who loved Verity and really disliked this book I found a lot of Rose Justice unbelievable down to her name the fake Bella Swan style swearing the Girl Scout round singing the Goddamn Declaration of Independence and the plotting felt contrived and unbelievable Most of the scenes set in the camp were gripping but that was because of the material itself not the writing There was sadly none of Verity's deep characterization or carefully crafted twisty plotting in this It was almost like it was written by a different writer Some major characters in Verity do show up as minor characters here but we don't really learn anything new about themAlso just let me say I HATED the Julie wouldn't have made it through what you did O perfect Rose moment I didn't think Maddie would have ever said any such thing and it went along with how I constantly felt pushed to feel Rose was the Best of Them All which just made me fed up with her after a while

  4. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    Such a beautiful haunting poignant story Video review to come

  5. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    25 starsPrepare the flame throwers now Confession I am not really an Elizabeth Wein fan I didn't like Code Name Verity but decided to give her another go with Rose Under Fire I received a free copy via NetGalley and it was most definitely not publication ready which is ok since that's the whole point after all But being stripped of its gimmickiness handwritten journal entries pages of scrolled dead girl names and so on didn't do the book any favors This book initially runs somewhat parallel to Verity We meet Maddie again as she befriends Rose Justice the protagonist of this novel Rose is a you guessed it pilot an 18 year old transport pilot arrived fresh from the States to aid the Allies in their war effort against the Germans Most of the book is not about flying however It's about the Concentration Camps Incredibly Jews are largely absent from the story Rose does something a little foolish in an effort to be brave and is caught by the Germans and shipped to a Work Camp at Ravensbrück There she meets various other women prisoners including the Rabbits mostly Polish girls from Lublin on whom medical experiments were performed Having grown up a couple hours' drive from Auschwitz in a Polish Jewish family Roma Gypsy on my grandfather's side we seriously could not win as far as Hitler was concerned and having a maternal grandfather who perished there meant the Camps weren't just a story; they were ever real and ever present My grandmother changed her name from a very Jewish sounding one just to survive the war My mom never knew her father The war stripped that and much from her I realize that the Holocaust was not an atrocity committed solely against the Jews Statistics vary and there are clearly political agendas at stake that I don't want to get into Suffice it to say I find it odd and discomfiting that Wein would write a story about the Camps without mentioning the Jews or mentioning them only in passingMy main issues with this book however deal solely with its literary merit It rambled and was unfocused The format is similar to Verity in that the story is told mostly through journal entries I didn't find Rose to be a particularly complex character She's a poet and so we are unfortunately subjected to Wein writing poetry which is used as a device to prod the plot along At the end of the novel Rose is asked to testify at the Nuremberg trials and even though she promised to bear witness to the crimes committed she won't do it; she essentially runs and hides the story ends with the possibility that she'll change her mind but she has to be talked into it I never connected with Rose or the story but felt manipulated to feel Big Emotions Teenagers can read this book and feel important because they're reading about War and Camps and Death but really this is just a story about a plucky girl making good and surviving to tell the tale which is apparently so much interesting than burning in the pits and having no one remember your name

  6. B the BookAddict B the BookAddict says:

    It has felt very perverse for me to be sitting in my garden these past two days reading Rose Under Fire How could I be reading of such horror and cruelty on such a sunny day? I kept looking up from my book to draw breath to drink in some beauty to ease my mind troubled by this storyElizabeth Wein has studied in depth the facts about Ravensbruck the inhumane camp run by Nazi doctors in Germany and has fashioned a story about a group of women who were detained and experimented on there They called themselves Rabbits; taking the term from those unfortunate animals used freuently in medical research For information purposes The experiments conducted on Polish political prisoners in Ravensbrück by Nazi doctors fall into two groups Group one aimed at testing the efficiency of sulphonamide drugs This was done by deliberately wounding the selected victim and by introducing various virulent bacteria staphylococci gas bacilli into the wound after which the patient was given one of the tested drugs Whatever the scientific result of these experiments the fact remains that they were invariably very painful and often resulted in the patient's death or permanent bodily injury Experiments in group two aimed at studying the processes of regeneration of bones muscles and nerves and also the possibilities of transplanting bones from one person to another The operations consisted of breaking up dissecting and grafting bones muscles and nerves They caused unbearable pains and resulted in lifelong infirmity due to the permanent injury inflicted to bones nerves and muscles Wein weaves a story eually uplifting and horrific She writes of unspeakable horror and unfailing loyalty and friendship; a daily battle to keep yourself alive On the inside cover she lists the names of seventy four Polish women who were experimented on at RavensbruckWill you acknowledge their lives and their deaths by reading this remarkable novel?Highly Recommended 45★

  7. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    I went in knowing there was a 999% chance my heart would be ripped out and trampled on Thanks to Code Name Verity So did I survive?THANKS A LOT YOU HORRIBLY BEAUTIFUL SOUL WRENCHING AMAZING INSPIRING AND INCREDIBLE BOOKElizabeth Wein is a story telling mastermind and genius I'll read anything she writes Because she has this way with making a reader get hooked into the story SO DARN BADLY that it's impossible to breathe because you experience what the narrator is going through And it's never pretty She writes such grisly stories about truth and realism She writes about everything It's not taboo It's like the real story I mean they're fictional but they're based on the real story I read the author's noteRose is spectacularly brave and phenomenal and real I could cry right now All she went through? Her PTSD? Her reactions and actionsomg how is it possible to capture all of this in a 400 page book? I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW A BOOK CAN BE WRITTEN THIS WELL Rose is soft and lyrical She's a dreamer and seriously sweet But she's feisty too on the side and won't sit down and refuse to fight Since she's a poet there's a lot of her poetry in the booksomething I'm normally not fond of But here? I didn't mind itThe first part of the book is about Rose fighting in the war as a pilot Then a mission goes wrong and we get those devastatingly sad letters from Rose's friend Maddie YES from Code Name Verity SUEEEE CAMEO and everyone believes Rose is dead I nearly couldn't breath going through that part Then Rose returns and begins writing in her journal about what happened to her in her 6 months of silence Two words Concentration camp It makes me sick It's written with such perfect detail that it literally feels like a true blue account I justI couldn't most of the time I was so devestatingly sad IT'S DEPRESSING And it's horrible There's torture and starvation and freaky experiments Rose gets adopted by the Rabbitswho are a group of Polish girls and women in the camp who've been mutilated through the sickening Nazi experiments They've practically had their legs hacked up to stimulate gunshot wounds and had infections sewed into them had their bones and muscles cut out They're all cripples It's so so so so horrific We meet Roza who is the fiestiest pain in the neck bitter little pumpkin I loved Roza She was 14 when she went into the Concentration Camp She's horrible She is a mean little bitchy girl I'M NOT KIDDING AND SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO BE And in amongst her meanness she just needs someone to love her and oh oh ohI believe my heart is broken now Her friendship with Rose? It's so special And there are other Rabbits too and I won't go into everyonebut Lisset and Karolina and Idena and Elodie??? THEY ARE ALL SO INCREDIBLE It's actually utie a large cast but was I ever lost? No NO no no I loved these girlsI NEARLY THOUGHT THEY WERE REALAnd in a way they are Were This stuff happened and the author in her note at the back says she wrote it because it's their story and it needs to be told and never ever forgottenI'm an emotional mess The ending was a lot easier than Code Name Verity It was traumatic BAD STUFF WENT DOWN PEOPLES But I had a lot closure at the end of this one and there was hope in the darkness and I justthe ending had a sniff of happiness and thaaaaank you Elizabeth Wein THANK YOU for giving these characters a small rainbow And me too you know I'm like a mess hereThe best historical fiction I've ever read would be this book And Code Name Verity The writing is phenomenal the characters are incredible the detail is exuisite and gruesomeI need a moment

  8. R.J. R.J. says:

    Extraordinary Shattering UnforgettableI was afraid to read this book after CODE NAME VERITY not because I feared it wouldn't be as good or better on a technical level but because I was afraid I wouldn't connect to it uite so strongly I needn't have worried Rose's story told by a single narrator and in four sections is different in scope and focus from the two part shared narration we got in CNV Her voice is uniuely her own American rather than English or Scottish with its own rhythms and vocabulary The story is self contained though there are glimpses of a couple of characters we met in CNV which I loved so it isn't necessary to have read the other book to understand this one But the same ualities of humanity and courage and fierce loyalty between two and young women in the face of the unthinkable are present in this book as in CNV without it ever feeling like a repeat of the same storyA tremendous work of historical fiction one that never forgets the human faces and hearts behind the details and is all the powerful for it

  9. Tim Tim says:

    I struggled with this one The main character was like a chick lit heroine thrust into the horrors of a concentration camp Rose Justice is an American ATS pilot and a poet In an almost surreal and highly implausible seuence of events her spitfire is intercepted by the Luftwaffe and escorted back to Germany where she ends up in Ravensbruck concentration camp sharing a barracks with a group of mostly Polish and Russian women known as the rabbits because they have been used for horrific medical experiments The Ravensbruck section is well researched and powerful but this is because we’re reading about horrific things that really happened rather than because of any skill displayed by the novelist In fact the research and the fictional elements of this novel were never unified for me The story of the American pilot who remained for me throughout the novel unbelievable was like something glued onto the research The novel is written in the style of chick lit too very easy on the eye lots of dialogue and that kind of very simple prose you find yourself skim reading which seemed inappropriate for a novel about the holocaust The author says in an afterword that it’s a story which needs to be told and I agree with her but probably in a non fiction format and without the Hollywood implants

  10. Bill Kupersmith Bill Kupersmith says:

    Hunger Games has inspired a gigantic crowd of imitators recounting the adventures of brave teens confronting fictitious dystopias Some like the first in the Divergent series are inspiring and admirable Others like Unwind are illiterate and jejune What puts Elizabeth Wein far above other YA authors is her portrayal of young women facing dangers much horrible than anything imagined by dystopian authors horrors that really occurred in familiar highly civilized countries within my own lifetime Rose Under Fire is a seuel to Code Name Verity and together they mark their author as in the first rank of living authors of historical fiction Her main characters are incredibly brave ready to encounter any risks for their friends and utterly tenacious in their principles And whatever dangers they face or suffering they endure they never take themselves too seriously or lose their sense of humor You so wish you could have proved worthy to have been one of their friends tooCode Name Verity chronicled the adventures in wartime France of two young British women Maddie a Jewish aviatrix from the Midlands who serves in the Air Transport Auxiliary delivering aircraft and her close friend Julie code named Verity a Scottish aristocrat Special Operations Executive agent who is captured by the Nazis but manages to undertake a master plot to deceive the Germans It is also one of the most beautiful and moving portrayals of friendship I have ever read See my review on Goodreads Rose Under Fire is the seuel The principal character is Rose Justice a young American pilot and friend of Maddie who also flies for the ATA And she experiences a fate even harrowing than did Julie Not only does she fall into the hands of the Germans but she is sent to the dreaded Ravensbrück concentration camp where the women are subjected to filth cold starvation beatings and other punishments After being severely punished for refusing to make fuses for V1 flying bombs Rose is put to transporting wheelbarrows full of corpses Even the sure prospect of Allied victory cannot deliver much hope; all know the Germans intend to kill the camp inmates before they can be liberated And practically every day some of them are taken out and shotI had postponed reading this book for various reasons partly to save a treat but also because I couldn’t hope for the same vicarious experience with a beautiful friendship I’d had with Julie and Maddie especially in the setting of a concentration camp But seeing how the women prisoners bonded together to care for each other and assure their mutual survival was awe inspiring Having read a number of Japanese POW camp novels and memoirs I fear us guys are incapable of that kind of mutual support There is a great mix of backgrounds including Lisette a French intellectual Irina a Russian fighter pilot who knows that even if the Russians arrive in time she’ll just be sent to the Gulag and the young Polish resistance member Róża one of the “Rabbits” whose legs had been mutilated by Nazi surgeons for their fake “medical” experiments Róża and Rose the nearly identical names are an obvious clue to how they share a common humanity become the very closest of friends Even than with Maddie and Julie Elizabeth Wein’s depiction of their friendship brought me close to tears “Oh God dry words on a page How can you grow to love a handful of strangers so fiercely just because you have to sleep on the same couple of wooden planks with them when half the time you were there you wanted to strangle them and all you ever talked about is death and imaginary strawberries?” Rose asks about their life amidst these horrorsThe young American Rose she turns 19 while in the camp is also a marvelous creation While displaying great intrepidity flying skill and forbearance under suffering she never loses her basic optimism and sense of humor She is a recent ex Girl Scout and often “entertains” her fellow prisoners with campfire songs and memories I expect there are probably cynics even now who would find some of her values corny or phony but I think most uncorrupted readers will admire her She is also a poet and we are given numerous samples of her creations I wondered whom she admired Amelia Earhart or Edna St Vincent Millay By the time we are twenty per cent into the book readers know that in April 1945 Rose is writing her account in a Paris hotel so obviously she not only survives but somehow managed to get away before the war’s end For me knowing this somewhat dampened the suspense but that was an exigency of the narrative tho’ I still wondered how she did it and was not disappointed when we find out It is probably a flaw in my taste that I did not appreciate Rose’s poetry Having grown up a literary snob when looking down on “Edna St Louis Missouri” was a sign of correct taste and then becoming a student of the neoclassic heroic couple made Rose’s enjambed rhymes jarring to my ear But in the context of the book especially Rose’s using them to recall the names of the Nazi’s victims they are very effectiveWhich is better Code Name Verity or Rose Under Fire? I found the former closer and personal like a romance and the latter like an epic though they are the same length Both reuire taking some liberties with history which the author is forthcoming about in her afterwords for the sake of plot but they are substantially true to history and importantly true to the extraordinary strength of character some young women displayed in the face of appalling dangers Better stories for contemporary readers YA or OA are not to be found

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