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Ashes


Author: Kathryn  Lasky
Publisher: Viking
Subject/Category: 7-12
Year Reviewed:: 2011
ISBN: 9780670011575
Review: This novel, set in 1932 Berlin, shows Hitler's inescapable rise to power and it's impact on a German family. Gaby withdraws from school after her literature teacher presses her to join the Hitler Youth. Then her older sister becomes pregnant and plans to marry Karl, whom Gaby suspects of being a Nazi. Complex characters will bring this personal and political historical period alive for the reader.

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