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Making Bombs For Hitler


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I would recommend the book Making Bombs For Hitler to kids 9 and up. It is a book that tells about the real life struggle of World War II and the Nazis.

In the book a young 10-year-old Ukrainian girl, named Lida is captured by the Germans, as well as her much younger sister Larissa. They are gathered at a hospital with many other children about their age. Once examined by a nurse Lida and Larissa are put into two different groups. They are both terrified of the thought that they may never see each other again.

Lida is taken on a cattle car with many other children her age. The car travels for days. Once they reached a camp they unloaded from a car and were put into barracks. Lida’s barrack consisted of girls her age, who were mostly from Ukraine. They are all told to sew a badge onto their clothes, but, while everyone else does it sloppily so they can get to sleep, Lida does it nicely and perfectly to follow what her mother always told her, “you can find the beauty in anything.” She becomes friends with most of the other kids by humming everyone to sleep that night.

The next day the girls from Barracks 7 and many others are lined up. They are grouped by their age and the younger kids are told to go and work in the hospital. Lida was told by an older girl in her Barrack that it was better to be older, that the Germans thought that the older kids were more useful. So Lida had lied about her age.

The officer had told her to stand with the younger children but Lida wanted to be useful. She looked at the officers torn up coat and said, “ You have no seamstress.” The officer then looked carefully at her delicate stitches on her badge. He told her that she would have the job of the camp seamstress.

The next day Lida went to the laundry and met her new coworker Inge. After a while of working in the laundry she is gathered up with a few other people and taken to a warehouse were they are told they are going to make bombs. They come up with a plan after a few days to sabotage the bombs.

Will the girls make it out alive? And if they do will Lida ever find Larissa?

Making Bombs For Hitler is a thrilling, gripping, and adventurous story that makes you wonder what you would do to survive.

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9 Responses to “Making Bombs For Hitler”

  1. Asha Gajraj on April 19th, 2017 9:12 am

    Great review!I hope that Lida finds Larissa and that they survive the sabotage plan.

  2. Mya Miller on April 19th, 2017 9:15 am

    Wow! You did a great job explaining the book without spoiling any part of it! That can be hard sometimes and I know that. I have no words but you did such an amazing review! I love how at the end you said ” Will the girls make it out alive? And if they do will Lida ever find Larissa?”

  3. Ariel Navarro on April 19th, 2017 9:15 am

    Amazing article! I wonder what will happen to the girls and if Lida will see Larissa again. I think this is a book for me because I love adventure stories.:)

  4. Alyssa Gonzalez on April 20th, 2017 7:53 am

    Great review, Emily! I really wanted to read this book and now that I know what it’s about, I want to read it even more!!:) I love thrilling stories like this one. Again, great review!

  5. Sheryl Shahbaz on April 20th, 2017 9:29 am

    Amazing review! This book sounds really interesting because of how Lida and the other girls sabotaged the bombs. I think I might read this book. Great review!

  6. Saniaa Harding on April 21st, 2017 12:59 pm

    Amazing review. I really want to know how the story ends up. ; ) I am going to look up this book. 😉

  7. Joey Shipley on April 28th, 2017 9:12 am

    Great review! I hope Lida and her sister find each other and survive.

  8. Luke Lopez on April 28th, 2017 9:31 am

    Wow!I This is going to be good! I Will totally pick this up! I hope the end turns up good!

  9. Jeanette Diamond on May 2nd, 2017 1:12 pm

    This novel sounds amazing!! Great review. Hope I soon get the chance to read this eventful book!!

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