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Read & Download Briar Rose ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ In the heat of midsummer 1942 deep in a forest in the heart of Poland Briar Rose arrives at a castle that has fallen into the hands of an evil army Corrupted by dark deeds and choked by a poisonous mist the castle will soon come to be known as Chelmno exterminaClaim I am Briar RoseJane Yolen’s graceful retelling of the German folktale of “Briar Rose” also known as “Sleeping Beauty” sets the story amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II Yolen confronts the deeply tragic events of the Holocaust with lyrical prose and rich characterizations that tell a tale of good and evil hope and despa. Okay I actually couldn't finish this because the writing was deeply awful which is a shame because I thought the plot was very interesting but I have to post a review just so I can include the line that had me and my husband laughing ourselves silly Real line really included in this book really not removed by her editorHer eyebrows worked independently of one another which gave her the look of a slightly demented dove Followed by Becca decided she liked thatSo many uestions raised here how do eyebrows work independently Why exactly would that make anyone look like a dove And good heavens why a slightly demented dove If I ever meet Jane Yolen these will be the uestions I ask

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Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories of Briar Rose Becca would have sworn the stories were made up but on her deathbed Gemma extracts from Becca a promise to fulfill three impossible reuests find the castle find the prince and find the spell maker Her vow sends Becca on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing. This novel retells a segment of the holocaust through the lens of a family story masuerading as a fairy tale This device was interesting and ambitious but it fell flat I had a little trouble determine the intended audience for this book The viewpoint character is a young woman a recent college graduate still living at home At one point we are gratuitously informed that she had watched one of the soft porn movies on late night tv But the simplicity of the language suggested a younger readership I think the biggest disappointment is that the viewpoint character is supposed to be on a search to understand her Gemma's story At the end of the book the reader has been told a series of facts but does not really understand Gemma the woman any better than at the beginning

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Briar RoseIn the heat of midsummer 1942 deep in a forest in the heart of Poland Briar Rose arrives at a castle that has fallen into the hands of an evil army Corrupted by dark deeds and choked by a poisonous mist the castle will soon come to be known as Chelmno extermination camp And in that place of death Briar Rose is plunged into a deep sleepEver since she was a child. I'm really really disturbed by the majority of two star reviews here dismissing the book because of its LGBT content It's been two years since I read it so I don't exactly remember how graphic it was but if I had to make an educated guess it wasn't half as graphic as your average heterosexual romance novelLet me be clear here I didn't like this book At all I didn't like it because the Holocaust story seemed tacked on and deliberately made to fit the fairy tale for dramatic effect and that just seems tasteless and wrong Like HEY I WANT TO WRITE A GRITTY FAIRY TALE RETELLING OH I KNOW LET'S THROW IN THE HOLOCAUSTI didn't like it because the author would throw in bits and pieces of German and Polish that were at least in the case of German grammatically incorrect That fucking annoyed me because surely there was an editor involved who was actually paid for eliminating these slips Editor do your fucking work It's not that hard to ask native speakers eitherSo yeah I did not like this book But now that I've read the reviews I'm kind of inclined to go up with my rating just to avoid being lumped together with all the people going on about the dangerous content of this book THE DANGEROUS CONTENT THAT WAS ONE GAY CHARACTER DEAR GOD GET YOUR TIN FOIL HATS OUT THE WORLD IS GOING TO END I mean remember history class The Nazi mass murder of millions of people because of their ethnicity religion disability political and yes sexual orientation And all you do is getting worked up over the portrayal of a homosexual character DUDE THIS IS SO WRONG I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGINI'm sure such an offense to your delicate sensibilities is really hard to digest A lot harder than the mass murder of millions of people because of their ethnicity religion disability political and sexual orientation I completely understand Also it's really a disappointment that SPOILER it was Briar Rose's prince who was gay OH NOES No sappy neatly heterosexual romance against the background of mass murder which would make this so tragical I'd have to use up a whole box of Kleenex HOW CAN YOU DEPRIVE ME OF MY SAPPY NEATLY HETEROSEXUAL ROMANCE AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF MASS MURDERIn a nutshell FACEPALM There's a lot of reasons why one could dislike this book what with the bad writing and shallow characterization and gratuitious PolishGerman and oh yes the problematic use of the Holocaust as a plot device so I suggest checking the priorities here