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  • Reanne Powell

The White Rose Resists by Amanda Barratt

I can't stop thinking about this incredible true story of courage and sacrifice. Countless men and women gave their lives in the fight for freedom and truth, especially during WWII. This book shares the story of just a few of them.

Thank you Amanda Barratt for helping share the story of The White Rose. I was brought to tears by the uncompromising witness of Sophie, Hans, Christoph and the others. The book follows true events, with a couple fictional characters added into the story.

We need more books like this in the world. It was one of my top reads of 2022.

Highly recommend this one if you're a fan of historical fiction!


Overall: 5/5

Age: 16+

Romance level: 2/5


Canada: Paperback - Kindle - Audio

From the back cover:

Inspired by the incredible true story of a group of ordinary men and women who dared to stand against evil

The ideal of a new Germany swept up Sophie Scholl in a maelstrom of patriotic fervor--that is, until she realized the truth behind Hitler's machinations for the fatherland. Now she and other students in Munich, the cradle of the Nazi government, have banded together to form a group to fight for the truth: the White Rose. Risking everything to print and distribute leaflets calling for Germans to rise up against the evil permeating their country, the White Rose treads a knife's edge of discovery by the Gestapo.

Annalise Brandt came to the University of Munich to study art, not get involved with conspiracy. The daughter of an SS officer, she's been brought up to believe in the Führer's divinely appointed leadership. But the more she comes to know Sophie and her friends, the more she questions the Nazi propaganda.

Soon Annalise joins their double life--students by day, resisters by night. And as the stakes increase, they're all forced to confront the deadly consequences meted out to any who dare to oppose the Reich.

A gripping testament to courage, The White Rose Resists illuminates the sacrifice and conviction of an unlikely group of revolutionaries who refused to remain silent-no matter the cost.


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