Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Rat's War by R.M.F. Brown

I'm not sure why I picked this up, nor why I started reading it, but there was something about it that drew me to it once I'd downloaded it on a freebie day.

Two teenagers are caught up in WW2 in Germany trying to cope in a bombed out village in the cold wet wintertime.

The descriptions of their pitiful lives were very vivid.  I felt cold to the bone just reading it and wondering how I would cope being cold and wet all the time, whilst being cosy indoors in this, the second coldest March on record.

The secret was very unexpected and brought a different perspective to the story.  It certainly made me think.

I found this to be well written and did enjoy it and was thinking about bits of it much later.

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