Sunday, April 19, 2015

Escape in Time

I just finished Escape in Time by Ronit Lowenstein-Malz.  It is the story of Miri Eneman Malz’ experiences with her family during World War II.  Her granddaughter is curious about her experiences.  Her grandmother writes out the story with the aid of diaries and family letters.  Nessya (the granddaughter) reads the accounts and cannot believe what her Grandmother went through during the war.  Miri was living in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia in 1944.  The city then became a part of Hungary during the war.  Jews were rounded up by the Germans and forced to live in Ghettos (a fenced in area) where families lived four or more families per apartment.  The Eneman family did everything possible to stay alive, together, and out of the camps.

I give Escape in Time 4.5 out of 5 stars.  It is a good story and nicely written (lovely illustrations).  It provides a different point of view from other books on this topic. The target audience for Escape in Time would be children who are middle school age.   The book is written in a style that is easy to understand, but the topic is for older children (tweens).

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you for visiting and reading my review.   I hope you have a lovely week and you read lots of wonderful books! I am currently reading Phobic by Courtney Pearson.  Happy Reading!


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