We Are Wolves by Katarina Nannestad
I am Thijs. I enjoy reading (maybe a little too much) and being outdoors. I have a younger brother and my favorite dessert is root beer floats.
We are Wolves is one of the best books about World War ll and the effects of what came after that I have ever read.
What I thought made We are Wolves stand out from the other books I have read about World War II is that it came from the German’s point of view. I found this book very engaging to read and hard to put down as I wanted to find out what happened. This book is about a family that consists of three children named Liesel, Otto and Mia, their parents plus their grandparents Opa and Oma. This book starts on the day that their father is leaving to go to war with the proud German army to fight the Russians. As the weeks go by, they can start to hear the battle off in the distance. They wonder if they should run away, but the German soldiers say they are safe. Until the battle is so close, and they can hear the dying screams of soldiers. Only then does the flailing German soldiers give permission to retreat. The family quickly gathers up all they can in a wagon until it is jammed full of their belongings. Then they hitch up a horse named Mozart, and start off in the opposite direction of the battle that is raging in the distance. Will Liesel and her family survive and get to a safe place away from the war, wherever that may be? If you enjoy reading historical fiction, I suggest checking out this book at the Community Library.