May 20, 2021
Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
Genre/Categories: WW11, Holocaust, Jewish, Young Adult, Poetry (free verse), Friendship, Survival
In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a review of the poignant and compelling Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott, a title on my lifetime favorites list.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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“In Paper Hearts, two unforgettable girls find themselves tragically imprisoned at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and become friends. Through the bonds of friendship and a bit of defiance, Zlatka and Fania find threads of hope and a will to live. In this true story, Zlatka, along with the help of a few other girls, masterminds making a surprise birthday card for Fania. A secret project that would be a crime punishable by death if caught, each girl signed the paper hearts card with her hopes and wishes for happiness, love, and freedom. This heart is a symbol of defiance and is one of the few artifacts created in Auschwitz that has survived and can be seen today in the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre in Canada and in the image below.”
a beautiful, memorable, and gently written story of friendship and survival…
Continue here for my full review of Paper Hearts ….
Have you read Paper Hearts or is it on your TBR?
TY for bringing this book back! I read alot of Holocaust but have NEVER heard of this!!! Patti
You’re welcome! I hope you get a chance to read it!
I haven’t heard of this one!
A YA histfic must read! 🙌
I don’t think I’ve read free verse before, this sounds fabulous!
I hope you give it a try!
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Reading about this period in history makes me so sad. I think it’s cool that it’s written in verse.
It’s a beautiful book! But you’re right…so difficult and heartbreaking.
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