Read What the Night Sings Online Free - After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life.
In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.
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February 21, 2018
Am I your friend? Then trust me, you want to read this book. Don't read it or buy it for the wonderful weight of paper or the font or the smell of ink. They are all wonderfully apt choices. Read it for the journey your heart will make with Gerta. Read it for remembering a piece of history too oft...
December 17, 2017
Equally a love letter to the power of music as well as a Holocaust remembrance. Lyrical, evocative language is the real strength of this book, though the story itself is engaging, too, though horrific, because of what happened to the Jews, which it does not shy away from discussing. It's almost m...
February 23, 2018
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What the Night Sings doesn’t feel like a rehash of the many other books of the genre. In fact, it feels so personal and accurately portrayed that it could almost be a true story.
Historically, music had a presence in many concentration camps during the Holocaust. Us...
February 17, 2018
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Gerta lives with her father, a viola player, and her step mother, who is a famous singer. For reasons she doesn't fully understand, she no longer goes to school, but is tutored at home. Eventually, her father stops going to work, and he and Gerta are sent to a concen...
February 03, 2018
I really liked What the Night Sings. I really liked how it was set after the camp was freed with relevant flashbacks instead of about the time in the camp. The only thing that bothered me was how the Maria thing wasn't more developed.
October 28, 2017
Review to come.
February 25, 2018
What an extraordinarily beautiful and unique book about the Holocaust this one is! While many books about WWII cover the events leading up to the Holocaust as well as the tragedies of the concentration camps, few seem to give much attention to the aftermath, which this one does. Gerta Rauschn is...
March 12, 2018
This book tells the story of a Holocaust survivor. Although many similar books end with liberation of the concentration camps, this new YA novel delves into the history of what happened after. The main character's journey is incredibly moving, and the magnificent prose and illustrations bring the...
March 04, 2018
This is a book about the Holocaust, which like Night, should be read by everyone. It's about a girl who is a musician. She and her father are taken to the camps, where he dies, but she manages to survive. The story starts when she is liberated by the British and flashes back to her early years an...
March 04, 2018
This is a gripping book that manages to capture the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust concentration camps and its brutal aftermath in the tale of an isolated teenage girl. To say that it is moving is an understatement. However, there is also the beautiful story of how she discovered her herit...