The God of that Summer by Ralf Rothmann

The God of that Summer

Ralf Rothmann with Shaun Whiteside (Translator)

240 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical literary challenging informative reflective slow-paced


As the Second World War enters its final stages, millions in Germany are forced from their homes by bombing, compelled to seek shelter in the countryside where there are barely the resources to feed them.Twelve-year-old Luisa, her mother, and her ...

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dark 100%
challenging 50%
sad 50%
informative 25%
reflective 25%


medium 60%
slow 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 75% | No: 25%

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