BOOK REVIEW: Domino Children by Melina Jablonka

Domino Children by Melina Jablonka

Domino Children by Melina Jablonka

Domino Children by Melina Jablonka
Publication date: June 6th 2014
Genre: Young Adult

Blurb

In the war torn Europe of 1940, people see the Jews; their shops, smashed and looted, their homes, overrun, their synagogues, vandalized. But who sees the children? No one. Because they’re hiding. Five young people, with backgrounds from all around the continent find each other. Despite the odds, their stories weave, combine and fall together like dominos. This is the story of the Domino Children.

*My Book Review*

DISCLAIMER: This book/eBook being reviewed was provided free of charge in return for an honest review.

This is a book that I would not normally pick up. It’s about World War Two, and I am not a big fan of war novels. However, this novel is actually written by a Jewish girl who was fourteen when she first started writing this book. While she never witnessed the war, it is obvious that she has a great understanding of the Jewish persecution during that time.

Melina tells the story of the children who got caught up in Hitler’s prejudices. These children struggle their way through a world that is quickly closing in on them. Many have lost their parents and still more are in denial over this.

At times in this book the author’s age really shows. Great moments are brushed over and the story moves along without settling down into some grooves that could have been explored. However, there are plenty of moments when the author shines with her understanding of this culture and many great adult concepts are discussed with knowledge.

I really urge readers to give this book a go and am giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This is surely a young author to watch!

Purchase

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKTOPIA

Links

TRENWICK HOUSE | GOODREADS

 

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