The Book Club| When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and Bombs on Aunt Dainty

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and Bombs on Aunt Dainty by Judith Kerr - 4/5

I'm still fully into reading historical fiction especially about World War Two, there is something about the way fiction can educate you and create images of what that time period was like that is truly magical. Now these two books which my mum bought as a one book edition are based on Judith Kerr's life but are written with different names to allow for alterations in the story where she couldn't remember what happened. However all the main events that occur throughout the book are as how they happened to her.

While the book is actually aimed towards middle-grade readers the writing was not too young to make it frustrating to read. And as the story progresses the topics that Kerr covers become more adult as well as Anna the main character becoming more aware of what was occurring in the war. This book is beautifully written and while it is written with a focus on Anna and her view of the war it allows insight into the lives of her parents and her brother who happens to be my favourite character. He was old enough to understand what the Nazis were doing before Anna as well as being less adaptable too the new countries they moved to as the war progressed. He represents the emotions of many displaced jewish people in europe at that time, never knowing where they belong and having to move on just as they had learnt to live somewhere. This is something that people today can still relate to, just maybe not to the same extent.

I would definitely reccommend this book, but don't read it shortly after reading All The Light We Cannot See you end up comparing the two far too much.

XO, Miriam

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