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I wish there was a little more about what happened to Catherine in the end but that’s just a personal preference and what was included was incredible.
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The main character, Rachel, is forced to change her name, her identity, constantly move around to avoid capture, all the while not knowing what happened to her family or people she has met along the way.
She finds solace in photography and is even encouraged to document her journey.
This book deals with emotional trauma, World War II, the Holocaust & Hope.
lawbooks600's review against another edition
Score: Seven points out of ten.
What a surprise. I never heard of this author before but I saw her novel in the library. Unfortunately, I missed out on this one for the first time, but not the second. I thought Catherine's War would be a quick read, and I was right, but it defied my expectations. When I picked it up, read and finished Catherine's War, it was pleasantly enjoyable.
It starts with the first character I see, Rachel Cohen, living in a children's home outside Paris, where she has a hobby: photography. Despite the circumstances, the opening pages had nothing catastrophic happening. Everything looks hedonistic and perfect until Rachel alongside others had to escape to another place besides the children's home. All the antisemitism makes life harder for Rachel who found a school she could go to but here's the catch: Rachel must change her name to Catherine to avoid suspicion. The mood quickly changed from hopeful to sombre for the middle section of Catherine's War, but there's a positive note in the conclusion, which I liked. I thought Catherine's War would be a depressing read like another story I've read but shockingly, it isn't.
Graphic: War, Death, and AntisemitismFull trigger warnings: War themes, World War II, death of parents mentioned, displacement, antisemitism
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