Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 1.1 in
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 038567953X
ISBN - 13: 9780385679534
From the Publisher
Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women''s concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive.
In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.
About the Author
ELIZABETH WEIN was born in New York and grew up in England, Jamaica, and Pennsylvania. She has her pilot''s license, and it is her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for both Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. The author lives in Scotland.
“Every so often, however, a YA novel comes along that is impossible to ignore. . . .That’s what happened with Rose Under Fire .” — Montreal Gazette “It was brilliant yet thought-provoking. This is now one of my favourite books of all time.” — The Guardian “Readers who want more Code Name Verity should retool their expectations; although the story’s action follows the earlier book’s, it has its own, equally incandescent integrity. . . . Rich in detail, from the small kindnesses of fellow prisoners to harrowing scenes of escape and the Nazi Doctors’ Trial in Nuremburg, at the core of this novel is the resilience of human nature and the power of friendship and hope.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Wein, author of the lavishly honoured Code Name Verity , once again offers up an utterly engrossing, startling and not-to-be missed YA novel. . . . A consistently engaging, powerfully moving story of female friendship, this is especially compelling for the way Rose’s character becomes ever richer, deeper and more nuanced as she matures — pilot, poet, survivor and friend.” — Toronto Star “‘Rose Under Fire’ is bound to soar into the promised land of young adult books read by actual adults — and deservedly so, because Wein''s unself-consciously important story is timeless, ageless and triumphant.” — Los Angeles