Hunger Winter

By Rob Currie
Level 7

I have read a lot of historical fiction books about WWII, but Hunger Winter tells a unique story of the Dutch Resistance that is unlike any other I have read and is well worth the read. When thirteen-year-old Dirk’s father and older sister are captured by the Gestapo, he is left in charge of his little sister Anna. Dirk and Anna travel across the war-torn Netherlands seeking to reunite their family. Rob Currie’s writing is fast-paced, inspiring, and full of insight into how the war affected the people of the Netherlands. This is a story about hope, faith in God, love of family, and persistence, and it is definitely one that will keep even reluctant readers engaged.

(Reviewed by Kate Phillips)

Region Netherlands
Period WWII
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
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  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 4.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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