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Genre: historical fiction

Key Stage: KS3 (age 10+)

Rating: ★★★★★

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After the War, Tom Palmer (2020)

This book is good. It is a heart wrenching read which really does make you feel empathy for the characters and keeps you reading till the very end.

It is about a young Jewish boy named Yossi. He is formally from Poland and it is about how he moves from the concentration camp in Auschwitz to the Lake District in England. It is set after the Second World War and is about him and his friends sticking together during their time in Calgarth Estate, and his past during the war in the concentration camps.

The type of people that I would recommend this book to is people who are interested in war and history. It would is be a good book to read if you like to read about friendships and relationships between people during tough times.

I liked the book because it was really interesting about how the smallest things could bring back the most shocking memories. Such as how seeing feather floating down through air from a pillow could bring back the most horrific memories from the concentration camps. It also keeps you wanting the characters to be happy and find their families and loved ones. And it really does make you wonder where are they going to go. And it makes you see how many lives were affected as a result of the war.

Reviewer:  Aarian Rexha

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