By Jackie French
Hitler’s Daughter is an impressive book. The title of the book is in itself is a wonder and a seed of curiosity. Short length, one day read I would call (though due to lack of time, I made it in three days). I got this book randomly when I was hovering around the internet for I had this unsatisfied urge to go for book-shopping for months. Due to it’s length I picked the book though after reading it I realized it could have been a little more longer for the words just flow through your mind as the book is simply written. The book certainly aims at younger readers and it was interesting to see Hitler from a different perspective and it presented some insightful points to the reader.
One important fact is that in this book Holocaust is not treated as fiction but as fact. The book is strangely yet appropriately aware of its merging of fact and fiction. The protagonist Mark even wonders thus as he thinks about his friend Anna’s story about Hitler’s supposed daughter.
The book is totally worth for school reading. It’s emotionally charged so you could have some great conversations about it in the classroom. Students can learn a great deal by conversing and discussing on various topics related to history and the consequences of the power. It also give a though on ‘bad parents can have good children’, which is necessary in today’s world that a child must have an understanding up to the point where he would analyse a situation no matter how emotional the situation can be, I feel. Emotional in the sense of related to his parents.
The ending was the most amazing part. It’s quite philosophical. It makes you think whether the book is purely fiction or is there some reality. At this point, you will be thinking in a satisfied manner because the ending makes this book interesting.
4 out of 5 for me, do tell me your views.