Top critical review
Shocking Story, Lack-Luster Book
December 5, 2019
How I found this book:
My English teacher assigned a book club project on a nonfiction book. Funnily enough, I looked up nonfiction books on Amazon and this was the first result. Wanting to get a headstart on reading, begged my friends to choose this book because it looked interesting and was recommended. When they agreed, I swiftly pressed order.
Overall outlook on the book:
The book was about an interesting group of boys who challenged Hitler during his occupation of Denmark, their home. The actions they did were interesting and humorous, like switching Nazi signs so they would get lost traveling. The content of the book was fascinating, but the presentation of it was not. I enjoyed the pictures that gave context and the quotes from Knud about his experience, but the other parts of the book read like a textbook. They lacked the surprise of a fiction book.
Recommendation on the book:
This book is in the Young Adult genre which is appropriate because of the age of the Churchill Club members, but the book can seem dull for this age group. I would recommend this book to someone who is very interested in World War II or likes nonfiction books. I prefer fiction, perhaps that is why this book just did not hit the mark for me.