Hunger Journeys


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Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed. Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Meeting learn more: Sofie befriends one of the soldiers, and as their relationship grows closer, it will have unforeseen consequences for both girls. Inspired by stories told to her by her motherin- law, de Vries offers readers education into an aspect of WWII in vivid detail. The complexities of the war are lost on her. She sees everything in black and white, good and evil, but she is still thoughtful. She is also a girl caught between childhood and adulthood, and resents the added responsibilities being placed upon her by her family.

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The Hunger Journeys has ratings and 26 reviews. Sensitivemuse said: I really did enjoy reading this book. It shows how war can rear its' ugly head, a. Hunger Journeys is a look at one year-old's growing realization that world is never black or white, least of all the relationships she has with the people living.

Sofie by contrast is impulsive, flighty and daring, and does as she pleases without thought of consequence. As misguided as she often is, she forces Lena away from the sidelines and helps her to transform from passive to active. Themes of friendship, loyalty, and courage are prevalent, making this an excellent book for classroom use or for fans of great historical fiction.

Sep 09, Emily rated it did not like it. I freaking loved the book the story the adventure she had to take the courage she had to have and the events she had to overcome. She had to go through the historical references that told me how it was in WW2 The story was about a girl around my age,that took a journey through war, starvation,romance,and true friendship. The story was slow at first but when Lena Ended up leaving with Sophie on a hunger journey it was just insane what these girls went through.

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Now I love there friendship but they draw apart in the end but still are friends. Then there's Albert oh how I hate the ending for the reason that you don't get to truly know if they will end up together. Then I love the ending for the reason that she is reunited with her family. Overall this was an amazing book and I would recommend anyone who loves an adventure with a bit of historical fiction to read Then hunger Journeys. May 26, Fandom Addict rated it liked it.

I usually do not read these kind of book but I thought I would give this one a try.

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I thought the book was written well and was very honest about the war and all the nastiness that it brings. This book did start of kind of slow so it was a bit of a struggle for me to get into it and keep read. But after some time it did pick up and become interesting. I thought the plot was well developed and was full of surprises. The main reason I enjoyed this novel was because is was different than other world I usually do not read these kind of book but I thought I would give this one a try. The main reason I enjoyed this novel was because is was different than other world war two novels because it focused on non-Jewish and non-German experiences during the war and the struggle they went through.

May 06, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: This book started out slow and I began to question myself if it was worth my time. But I received a free copy through Goodreads giveaway and was committed to reading it. About a third of the way through, I was happy that I continued. Maggie De Vries gave me great characters and a well written storyline that pulled me into their world. Some of those characters, I just wanted to beat over the head, and others that I wanted to hug.

She showed me that in war, sometimes it is only the color of the uni This book started out slow and I began to question myself if it was worth my time. She showed me that in war, sometimes it is only the color of the uniform that makes a person an enemy. Overall, this was a good read and I am happy to recommend it to anyone. Aug 03, Shoshana rated it really liked it Shelves: A 17 year-old girl whose family is starving leaves Amsterdam with her friend to find food. Vivid characters, captivating prose - this is a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Wein or "Between Shades of Grey.

Aside from that I would even rec it to younger fans of "Number the Stars," etc. It could have been longer It had a really interesting story line, and considering the majority of my fiction reading about WWII is about the Holocaust it was a change to read a book about non-Jewish Europeans during World War Two. The book was quite good, and because of this book I may branch out and start reading more about WWII, who knows!

But, it definitely could have been longer with more details as about to vague descriptions I really enjoyed this book.

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It started out slow which is the main reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 but about a third of the way in it got very interesting and stayed that way till the end. I found it different than other WW2 novels because it focused on non-Jewish and non-German experiences during the war and the struggle they went through. The plot was full of surprises and I was almost sure near the end that this book would need a sequel.

I would definitely recommend this book.

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Two teenage girls travel by train out of Amsterdam during to try to find food for their starving families. Good description of the dire circumstances the Dutch were living through by the end of the war. Just an OK read, though. It's a young adult book; I'd probably recommend it to teens who wanted to know more about the war. Jun 17, Eva Gorenburg rated it liked it. Started off a little slow, but left me craving for more in the end.

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I thought the book was written well and was very honest about the war and all the nastiness that it brings. Lena is constantly presented with dilemmas that are never black and white and solutions that are rarely perfect. Same with the 2 romantic relationships, which rubbed me the wrong way. Refresh and try again. To view it, click here. Naturally, it only takes about several moments for Sofie to do something ridiculously stupid and puts Lena into a huge bind - again.

I really liked how this book shows that everyone makes mistakes, but the only way to mature is to learn from those mistakes. Overall a great WWll book showing the point of view of children who are not Jewish. Jun 25, Michelle Barker rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a gripping story. The author creates and maintains tension for Lena, the protagonist - almost everything that can go wrong, does, and she is surrounded by people she might not be able to trust.

I couldn't put it down. It brought to life the terrible fate of an occupied country and how hunger can be used as a weapon. May 27, Mary rated it it was amazing. It started off slow but as soon as the adventure of Lena and Sofie took off I couldn't put the book down. They were brave girls trying to cross the German border, living in conditions that weren't the best in those years.

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I won this book off of goodreads. Thank you for writing this book Maggie de Vries. I really like books centred around war but this book did NOT meet my expectations. Very dry and bland in MANY spots compared to other books, war or not. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. It was a good book, but not very memorable for me. It didn't have that wow factor or whatever you'd call it.

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I didn't feel like it had enough closure. There was so much more I wanted to know like how's her family doing? Apr 08, Jessie rated it really liked it. The characters are brilliantly portrayed and the effect war has on humanity is unflinchingly depicted. I'm Dutch and reading this book was really special to me: If you've read much WWII literature at all this book presents no challenge and no added information. My friend's dad was a teenager during the German occupation of Holland and had stories of causing trouble for the German soldiers. Jul 08, S. It was quite draggy at first but it got better somewhere in the middle as they set out to travel towards Almelo.

Brave young girls indeed. Oct 10, Petra Willemse rated it liked it. I found this an interesting perspective on a piece of history I knew little about.

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However, the characters fell a little flat to me, as did the full plot. Compelling, vibrant characters give a lot of life to a common theme. Aug 29, Jessica Sargent rated it it was amazing.

Loved the main characters. Took me back to the war and what it must have been like for those who lived through it.