Novel Gossip: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Novel Gossip

The bloggers behind Chachic’s Book Nook and See Michelle Read chatting about books, thousands of miles apart.

Novel Gossip is a new feature that my good friend Michelle and I started a few months ago. Our inaugural post was The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand. We both loved Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (my review, Michelle’s review) last year so Rose Under Fire was one of our most anticipated reads this year. Since it’s a book set in a concentration camp, we were pretty sure that it would be heartbreaking and that it would be a good idea to read this together so we can provide moral support as we go along. Click here to read our thoughts about this historical fiction novel. While we did our best to refrain from putting in spoilers, it’s pretty hard to have an in depth discussion without going into some of the things that happened within the book. If you’d rather go into Rose Under Fire without prior knowledge of its contents, then feel free to skip our discussion (although we hope you’d drop by after finishing the book).

Rose Under Fire UK and US

The UK and US editions, side by side

As always, we had so much fun doing this. It was an interesting conversation since I’m not familiar with concentration camp novels while Michelle has read a lot of them. Plus we grew up in different countries and had different history lessons concerning World War II. It’s funny how details like this affect our reading experience. Watch out for our next Novel Gossip title: Madam, Will You Talk by Mary Stewart.

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3 thoughts on “Novel Gossip: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

  1. I wanted to go “blind” into this one, so I didn’t click to check out your discussion! But it does sound like the type of book that would require a friend reading as I did so that we could discuss and support each other through all the feels. Glad you enjoyed it! (P.S. This feature is a lot of fun! I read your first discussion before!)

    • Alexa, thanks for dropping by to comment even if you skipped our discussion. Let me know what you think of Rose Under Fire when you get a chance to read it.

  2. Pingback: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein | Iris on Books

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