Resistance (Resistance #1)
Fighting on a secret front of World War II
Paul and Marie’s bucolic French country town is almost untouched by the ravages of WWII, but the siblings still live in the shadow of war. Their father is a Prisoner of War, kept hostage by the Germans. When their friend Henri’s parents disappear and Henri goes into hiding because of his Jewish ancestry, Paul and Marie realize
Over the course of the three books, Resistance, Defiance, and Victory, each member of the family goes from mildly resentful to fully and d...more
At the beginning of the story, Jablonski has included an explanation about how France was divided between the occupied northern half and the so-called free southern half after it signed an armistice...more
Resistance is a graphic novel about a brother and a sister (and their family) who took over a hotel in the 'free' part of France after t...more
The book starts with a one-page non-fiction narrative that places our story in history. We are told how France was invaded, occupied, surrendered and the results of this. The graphic story focuses on a French family living in Vichy, the 'free' part of France, a mother, two daughters and a son, the father is off fighting in the war and no word has been heard since France's surrender. One by o...more
The author opens the story by providing some necessary historical background on the Nazi innovation of France in 1940 and the subsequent division of the country into Occupied France, run directly by the Nazis, and "Free France," run by the Vichy government, who coll...more
As a graphic novel, the style of call-out figures in cream and black pencil mixed in with the colored panels is an incredibly powerful choice for this kind of story. The more raw pencil panels are so emotional already, but the lack of color heightens that awareness all the more. The story, one of a Ch...more
There are some great illustrations obliquely showing some of the more horrific aspects of WWII, and I really like the style where occasi...more
Anyway, I think my problem with this is that it feels contrived. Like, someone decided that someone should write a book about the resistance to the Nazis during World War II for children, rather than th...more
One note - I'd consider this a much higher reading level than many graphic novels, not necessarily because of the content, but because there are so many characters to keep track of, especially right at the beginning, and at the start, much is left unsaid. You have to reread a...more
Resistance, Book 1 by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis is the first in a series of three graphic novels for young adults. It does a...more
As one would expect with this subject I felt alot of dread as I read this book.
If this is really just book one, then maybe they are just getting started with this.
The theme of this trilogy is very serious: WWII. There are many students very interested in the war and social history of conflicts. I think Jablonski and Purvis deserve our attention as they created a very interesting book for teens and keep questioning readers on ethical issues like war, sacrifice, humanity.