I’m not gonna lie, the cover for White Rose by Kip Wilson leaves me all kinds of confused as to what this book might be about. Like…what’s with the rose and the planes and the slips of paper? And then there’s the smoke in the background. So, I mean, I guess it’s really not incredibly confusing if I’m right…but at the same time, if I’m wrong I’ll have no idea what this cover was about. My best guess is that it’s about a rebellion or a war (though I suppose those might be the same things). And now it’s time to see if I guessed right.
A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.
Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from their fellow German citizens. The following year, Sophie and her brother were arrested for treason and interrogated for information about their collaborators.
And with the book referencing Nazi Germany, I suppose we have our answer! I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. And I’ll admit, with the fact that I’ve pretty much burnt myself out with reading too many Nazi Germany referencing novels of late, I’m very tempted to pass on this one. You know those moments where there are so many books with the same theme that you just get sick of the theme after a while? That’s how I feel about White Rose. And I don’t want to feel that way about White Rose. So, I guess I’m tentatively adding it to my TBR? For a time when I haven’t read one too many WWII related books and feel up to picking this one up.
Cause, after all, it does sound pretty good.
How do you feel about White Rose? Did you guess that it was about WWII before reading the synopsis? Are you feeling like you’d rather pass on it or add it to your TBR? What do you think of Sophie Scholl so far? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below! And happy reading, everyone!