Friday, December 18, 2009
Book Review on Behind The Bedroom Wall By Laura E. Williams
Published in 1996, "Behind The Bedroom Wall" was written by Laura E. Williams. This story takes place in Germany in 1942. Thirteen-year-old Korrina Rehme is doing everything she can to help Hitler get rid of their little "Jewish problem". She joined the "Jungmadel," a Nazi youth group, and even carried a small black notebook in which to make a note of anyone she caught assisting a Jew. That was before she moved her wardrobe, looking for a mouse she'd been hearing, and discovered a hole in her wall in which two Jews were hiding. Korinna's parents were helping the enemy (the Jews)! How "un-German!" If she did not turn them in she would be un-German herself! Should she turn in her own parents? When Korinna begins to grow fond of the Jews, she feels like a traitor. And when Korinna's best friend turns Korinna's family in, she doesn't know who to trust. Ultimately, Korinna's family is forced to leave Germany, traveling to an unknown destination. I enjoy this book a great deal and I hope you do too. If you enjoy this book you may enjoy other books by Laura E. Williams. I would think this book best for any girls (or boys) who are interested in the plight of the Jews during World War II, with no age limits!