Reader Review: The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood book cover

The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz” is about a woman prisoner in an Auschwitz concentration camp who is brave and smart in the face of absolute terror. She manages to fall in love with another prisoner while in the camp, and together they make a plan for escape. The book describes true events within the camp and the characters are based on real people. It portrays the cruelty the prisoners were subjected to in great detail and shows how people had to rely on each other to make things happen. The build-up to their escape, the days of freedom, and their ultimate capture were all very well portrayed and the emotion of the story was very strong. I love the book; it was well written and the historical accuracies made it even more interesting.

Three words that describe this book: Heartbreaking, Intense, Historical

You might want to pick this book up if: I recommend everyone pick up this book.


This reader review was previously submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading. We will continue to share these throughout the year.

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