Playing for the Commandant - YA Review by Veronica R

Reader: Veronica R.
Age: 15
Title: Playing for the Commandant
Author: Suzy Zail
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 10/14/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book:  I liked the romance, it was cute.
Memorable or Forgettable: I thought it was interesting how the Commandant's son was upset that everything was happening the way it was, while all the people in the camp were actually suffering.
Cover: The cover did not tempt me to pick up the book, but the cover was a good visual of the storyline.
Age Range: 14 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest
Annotation: Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail is about Hanna Mendel and her family being taken to concentration camps. Hanna, because she plays the piano, was chosen to be in the Commandant's orchestra. She didn't expect to fall in love with the Commandant's son.

tags:  historical fiction / Holocaust / ya lit

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