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Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
I have read many, many good books about the Holocaust. This was not one of them. This book does not respect the starvation, terror, and dehumanization that concentration camp victims survived. I do not understand all these glowing reviews. This book could have been set in a summer camp for all its accuracy and authenticity. Between the giggling between the campers—I mean inmates, the friendly conversations with the counselors—I mean guards, the sneaking around the bunks—I mean barracks, I had to put this book down and not finish it. If you want to read a good book about the Holocaust, read All but My Life, Hope Is the Last to Die, Five Chimneys, Treblinka, Rena's Promise, Survival in Auschwitz, Night, Escape from Sobibor, Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Alicia: My Story, or any of the many other factual memoirs out there. This book is fantasy.