Amazing Women

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This book is about nine female resistance fighters who, led by one courageous leader, escape a German labor camp during World War II and journey on foot back to Paris. Not only are they running for their lives, but they smuggle Jews and save children along the way. These women are incredibly young, yet they are held together by their determination and their courage.

I was shocked with every page, stunned by the way Strauss was able to weave the stories together. Her writing is beautiful, and the story of these women is even more beautiful. I couldn't put this book down until I finished, and now that I have, I want more. I want to see what happened to them after their story comes to a close.

Strauss was delicate yet unfiltered in her portrayal of the brutality of what happened during World War II, which I admired and appreciated. This book isn't for everyone, but I don't think these topics of abuse and violence should be sugarcoated and glazed over.

This was an amazing story!