A review on the main characters strength in if i should die before i wake by han nolan

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A review on the main characters strength in if i should die before i wake by han nolan

Spencer Hastings

She is angry at her mother for not being there for her while she was a child. And she is angry at her father for dying when she was 5.

Hilary blames his death on his Jewish boss, believing that he skimped on construction material causing the building her father worked in to collapse. So she is angry at all Jews and has focused it on her Jewish neighbors including their son, Simon Schulmann, for being part of a happy, close family.

To deal with all this anger, Hilary Burke, 16, is an angry girl. But then, irony of ironies, Hilary is almost fatally injured in a motorcycle crash with her Neo-Nazi boyfriend, Brad, and ends up in a Jewish hospital.

Now, unable to speak or move, she is at the mercy of her own mind, and the only thing she can see is the face of an older woman looking at her. Suddenly, in the midst of her angry internal anti-Semitic tirade, Hilary feels herself spinning backwards.

On her way home, she finds her beloved father has been suspended from a tree with his coat by a group of laughing Nazis. It is his punishment for not shoveling a pile of dirt fast enough.

In the present, Hilary continues her hateful rhetoric about Jews, in the past, as Chana, she is on the receiving end of this same hateful rhetoric from the Nazis.

A review on the main characters strength in if i should die before i wake by han nolan

And each time she is in the present, she continues to only see the face of the elderly woman looking at her. Slowly, Chana becomes the dominant memory for Hilary. Living at home with her are her grandparents, Bubbe and Zayde, her mother, older brother Jakub, sister Anya, 6, and the baby Nadzia.

Rumor has reached the family that the Nazis are rounding up Jews and the family is preparing the give up Nadzia to a non-Jewish family that will protect her. Shortly after Nadzia is gone, the family is rounded up and moved into one room in the Lodz Ghetto.

A review on the main characters strength in if i should die before i wake by han nolan

The horrors of the ghetto are sometimes described by Chana in very graphic detail, as are the struggles of the family to stay alive. Jakub, who has gotten involved in smuggling people out of the ghetto, eventually helps Chana and Bubbe escape, but Chana is recognized by an old schoolmate, who thinks that turning her in will get her better treatment.

Chana and Bubbe are interrogated by the Nazis trying to find out who they got their illegal papers from, but neither one breaks. Eventually, they both end up in Auschwitz. I found this book to have an interesting premise by adding the Neo-Nazi element.

Often, it is really no different then the way children were drawn into the Hitler Youth in s Germany. I have not read this book yet, because I thought the movie was so awful, I was turned off to it, but do plan to read very soon.

I suspect the real similarity is the time travel back to Nazi-occupied Poland. All in all, I found this to be a truly worthwhile novel and would highly recommend it, though maybe not to middle grade readers, or even for that matter, to immature YA age readers because of the disturbing, graphic descriptions.

This novel was purchased for my personal library.If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan, is a thriving novel about a teenage girl in a Neo-Nazi gang and her experiences she has as a little girl in Poland during the holocaust while she is in coma/5().

Spencer Hastings was born on April 11, at Radley Sanitarium. Her birth mother, Mary Drake, was a patient at Radley while she was pregnant.

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