Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang

Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang is a fantastic book about a young girl named Anna who betrays her country, Germany, by hiding a Russian soldier during World War II. The book is about the trouble she goes through to keep the soldier safe. Her younger brother, Felix, is her worst nightmare because he is a Nazi fanatic and would have no second thoughts on turning her in. The book is very tense and never lets go of the reader's attention. It is definitely a worthwhile read for anyone who takes the time.

In my opinion Traitor is an extremely well written book, that does a fantastic job of entertaining and holding onto the reader's attention. The writing was very effective in portraying the tension of the situation Anna is in. The author did a good job in making the reader feel as if they are in the book too. Overall, I thought the book was very interesting. The ending was surprising and sad but I thought it fit the book very well. I would definitely recommend this book to others because although it's depressing, it's a very good book.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Champaign, Illinois USA