Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Five stars

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope, Chaya is determined to make a difference. Using forged papers and her fair features, Chaya becomes a courier and travels between the Jewish ghettos of Poland, smuggling food, papers, and even people.

Soon Chaya joins a resistance cell that runs raids on the Nazis’ supplies. But after a mission goes terribly wrong, Chaya’s network shatters. She is alone and unsure of where to go, until Esther, a member of her cell, finds her and delivers a message that chills Chaya to her core, and sends her on a journey toward an even larger uprising in the works — in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Though the Jewish resistance never had much of a chance against the Nazis, they were determined to save as many lives as possible, and to live — or die — with honor.

Jennifer Nielsen is the queen of writing action packed adventure novels that will cut you to your core with the intensity of it all. But not just by the intensity levels, by the heart felt raw emotion as well. You will feel like the character experiencing everything as you read her books. She is a master story teller.

I loved Resistance, everything about it. Chaya was an amazing role model. I loved her strong willed nature and tenacity that made her capable of completely the hard tasks before her. I also loved all the Jewish heritage and deep faith in God expressed by so many of the characters. All around this book was truly incredible and one I can’t wait to read again soon! I one hundred percent recommend this book!

“May we never forget. May we live with honor at all times, regardless of our circumstances. And may we choose love, a weapon that will defeat hate every single time. Love is the resistance.”

― Jennifer A. Nielsen, Resistance

Your turn!

Do you ever read historical fiction? Have you ever read a book by Jennifer A. Nielsen? Have you read Resistance?

Blessings, Allyson


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