auf Wiedersehen means: Good-bye, farewell, until we meet again. This is something Christa at a very young age learned again and again. It was during WWII in Germany and Christa’s family was always on the move trying to stay safe. Christa’s dad served in the German Army, her mother is left to take care of Christa and her sister. This book, is Christa’s story.
This book was a look into a sad time of war, poverty, and hardships. Through Christa’s young eyes, we experience what it was like to be a part of this world that should have been a time of innocence for her. Christa never knew how long they would be staying at a place or where there next move would be. Sleeping on beds of straw, and eating whatever could be made available (including a beloved pet horse), as a reader we get a real feel of what this life must have been like.
What I found almost refreshing is that book was not a heavy read. There are lighter moments of Christa and other children putting on a puppet show, there are moments that made me smile. What this book was is a read about WWII that could easily be a Young Adult read.
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Book Journey 2010 reading map has been updated to include auf Wiedersehen
Rumor has it that Germany has fantastic coffee… while mostly imported – they do brew a good cup. A place to start for your own taste would be Berhard Benecke Coffee
Cover Story: I like the cover, I think it is a good look at what you are going to get within this book, while you see the girl she is not afraid, she is holding the puppet and smiling.
I received my book for review from author Christa Holder Ocker