Book Title: The Puppet boy of Warsaw
Author: Eva Weaver
Publisher: W & N
Publication Date: May 15th 2014
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, General Fiction (Adult)
Format Received: Paperback
Goodreads: THE PUPPET BOY OF WARSAW is the story of Mika, a Jewish boy who inherits a coat from his grandfather and discovers a puppet in one of its many secret pockets. He becomes a puppeteer in the Warsaw ghetto, but when his talent is discovered, Mika is forced to entertain the occupying German troops instead of his countrymen.
It is also the story of Max, a German soldier stationed in Warsaw, whose experiences in Poland and later in Siberia’s Gulag show a different side to the Second World War. As one of Mika’s puppets is passed to the soldier, a war-torn legacy is handed from one generation to another.
My Review: First, thank you to Goodreads for allowing me the opportunity to enter the competition to win this book.
Second – wow. This was such a powerful read. I have read many a book where WW2 is a feature along with the horrors endured but this was completely different. With every word comes something so engaging that I felt the book pulled me into every page and I was one of the characters myself.