What I’ve Been Watching: Eccentric Characters and Fights for Survival.

Welcome to yet another edition of What I’ve Been Watching. Now, most of you know that when it comes to TV my life has been dominated by the Peaky Blinders. However, I’ve also made it a point to catch up on some of the films I’d been wanting to watch. All of these films had elements to them that were really well executed, but out of all four films, Dunkirk was the one that hit the high note in terms of its overall production. Here is a summary of all the films I’ve been watching this winter.

Dunkirk

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Waiting on Wednesday: Wait for Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Wait for Me by Caroline Leech

Publication Date:  January 31st 2017

Goodreads Summary
Set on a Scottish farm in the spring of 1945, Wait for Me begins as Paul, a severely burned German prisoner-of-war, is sent to the farm to work. Lorna, the farmer’s teenage daughter, soon discovers that in wartime, your family and your allies might not actually be your friends, and your enemy might turn out to be the love of your life. Lorna’s friendship with Paul, and their developing love for each other, is challenged by Lorna’s own prejudices and by the intolerance of her soldier brother and her friends in the village. Ultimately, the events which bring peace to Europe will tear Lorna and Paul apart. What will Lorna have to give up in order to find Paul again?


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Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

28103790Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publication Date: 
February 4th 2016 by Puffin
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Historic, Young Adult, World War II.
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Goodreads Summary
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. 

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. 

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. 

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Review: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

25907472Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin
Publication Date: 
November 5th 2015 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
 Alternate History, Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, World War II.
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Goodreads Summary
Over ten years since the Nazis won the war, 18 yr old Yael has one mission: to kill Hitler – a captivating second novel from Walled City author, Ryan Graudin. 

Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them-made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.Her story begins on a train.
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