Month: June 2018

Book Review – My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih (ARC)

39346604Book: My Real Name is Hanna

Author: Tara Lynn Masih

Format: eBook

Rating: 4/5

Review: To begin with, I want to point out that this book was an eBook I received as an ARC from NetGalley for free, but all thoughts are still my own. The release date for this book is 15th of September 2018.

This book is about a young teenage girl named Hanna, who is a Jew, and it is a story about her and her family’s survival during the Holocaust. This is slightly different to what I’ve read before with Holocaust books, as this does not feature within a Nazi concentration camp. Her family and extended family are forced to hide in a forest and survive as well as they possibly can. It’s a beautiful story about family, friendship, strength and survival. I feel as if I learnt something when reading this book, and although the characters are fictional (minus Hitler), it is based on true stories of survival of such a horrific era in history.

It’s written from the first person perspective of Hanna, who is telling her story to her daughter. Because of it being written in the first person, we really get to know Hanna. We read her thoughts, feelings, memories and more. She’s a strong and intelligent girl who really helps her family during their time in hiding. I highly recommend this book, as it is well-written, educational and emotional. It’s a wonderful book.

-Laura

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Update

I’ve been gone a while and thought it would make sense to specify why and update you all on what will happen with this blog in the future.

Why I was gone:

I was gone because I’ve been focusing on other things. I enrolled in an open degree in photography at the end of January and since then photography in general has been my main focus, although I have still been reading a fair bit. Photography and life in general has been getting in the way, but I have been wanting to give this update and even post on here, but I’ve only kind of started trying to make some time for it.

What will happen with this blog:

I have some posts planned and do plan on trying to do some posts or book reviews at some point. Book hauls and Book goal updates will be coming out vaguely soon. I haven’t gotten any more arcs from netgalley as i need to read some more of the books I own myself and have also been using my local library more, but in terms of book reviews, I think I will do reviews on books that are either really good or quite bad, or just where I have a strong opinion. I’m not sure how often I will post but it’ll be as often as I can, and I’m also not sure if I’m going to post non-bookish things or not.

I hope this provides some sort of insight into what’s been going on and what’ll happen on here in the future and thank you for your understanding!