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The Silent Unseen follows Polish Maria as she tries to track down her brother whom she thought was dead. Thrown into the mix is Kostya, a Ukranian, sworn enemy of Poland during World War II. They have to work together in order to find Maria's brother.

To be honest, I had a really hard time getting into this book. I will admit that historical fiction isn't my genre, but I generally enjoy YA historical fiction. However, this one just didn't snag me like other YA historical fiction books. I don't know if it was the writing. I think it was beautifully written. It could have been the characters or the narrator. I can't seem to pinpoint one reason why this book kept losing my interest. However, I read it because I think there might be a niche of students who will be interested in this kind of story and now I will be able to recommend it to them. In this end, while I appreciate the importance of a story like this, this book wasn't one of my favorites.