Iím going to tell you a bit about my adventures. I
must leave names and places out for obvious reasons. The censors might not
let it through and one wouldnít want any important information to land in
the wrong hands.
Turned Away is the newest edition of the historical Canadian
collection, Dear Canada. This unique collection is outstanding because it
assists you in understanding Canadian history, as they take place all over
Canada, plus a different author has written each book. These stories are
written in the structure of a diary. With the books being written in this
fashion, when you read about a one main character you can really understand
and appreciate them, their disposition, and roles in the book. Another thing
to keep in mind is that Carol Matas has written other novels on the
Holocaust, so if you valued this particular one you may treasure some of her
Dear Canadaís newest edition, which takes place in 1941, is about Devorah
Bernstein, a Jewish girl who had immigrated to
Canada. Once out of harm's way in Canada, World
War II erupts. To her immense dismay her two beloved brothers and cousin
leave to serve. Most of Devorahís family is still in France and desperately
need to get a visa to exit the horrendous war zone, which is plagued by
Hitler and the Nazis. Devorah begins to host teas and social activities to
benefit the troops and her family. Throughout the books she goes through
appalling times, but manages some how to keep faith and hope that something
extraordinary will occur.
I would recommend Turned Away to anyone who enjoys history or
adventure. This unusual historical novel has a hint of adventure and is
brimming with drama. If you get disturbed easily I donít recommend that this
book is for you because it does take place during a war and you will
discover that it is very moving and upsetting at points. All in all, I think
this was an amazing book.
Turned Away deserves FIVE stars.