The White Rose Resists by Amanda Barratt
Published: May 26, 2020
Length: 336 pages
About the book:
Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil
The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor–that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler’s machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife’s edge of discovery by the Gestapo.
Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she’s been brought up to believe in the Führer’s divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.
Soon Annalise joins their double life–students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they’re all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.
A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.
I’m having trouble finding the words to describe this book. It was that good! I enjoyed it immensely. It is such a powerful story about young people standing up against injustice. I truly cared for these characters, including the fictional ones (which finding out that they were fictional blew my mind). This book even made me cry a few times, which is really hard to do. I hadn’t heard of The White Rose group before this, but now I want to know more about these brave young people. I highly recommend this book!