Under-loved WWII Recommendations

Posted February 25, 2016 by Ely in Entries From The Secret Annex, Events / 1 Comment


I mentioned the other day in my favourite WWII books post that I’d be talking about some under-loved books. Today it is the day. So without further ado, I’m going to share four under-loved WWII books.

Tamar by Mal Peet
Tamar is left a box of coded messages when her grandfather dies. This box takes her back to Nazi-occupied Holland and the Resistance. It’s a really beautiful story with, naturally, lots of adventure and heartbreaking moments.

The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail
I read this as part of a school book club three years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. It’s the story of a young Jewish girl sent to Auschwitz, but because she’s a talented pianist she gets the chance to play for the camp commander. This was really incredible—one of my absolute favourite WWII stories and just books in general.

Annexed by Sharon Dogar
This is the story of Peter van Pels—the boy that lived with Anne Frank and her family in the Annex. It follows his side of the story and continues after Anne’s diary ends and into his time in Auschwitz. It’s a very interesting book if you’d like to see what another member of the Secret Annex might of thought. Yes, your heart will break.

The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh
This is actually an adult fiction which I don’t read all that often, but this is definitely one of my favourites. We have Lisette who is on a mission to manipulate a senior German officer, and Luc—a lavender farmer turned Resistance agent. This ripped my heart out several times and proceeded to dance on it for months afterwards. I definitely recommend it.

There we go—a few under-loved WWII books for you all. Let me know if you’ve read any of these, or if there are any others you particularly love that you wish more people had read. As always, don’t forget to enter the event giveaway and follow #AnnexEntries to make sure you don’t miss a post.


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One response to “Under-loved WWII Recommendations

  1. Omg I totally want to read Annexed. When I saw you list that, and then went to GR to get the cover for it, I was like. NEED. I really cannot get enough of Anne Frank and her life. Is that fiction, or non-fiction by the way?

    Love you. I’m glad to have done this event with you. <3