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River in the Sea by Tina Boscha
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Jan 09, 12

Read from January 04 to 09, 2012

Well written historical novel about life during the German occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. This is a self-published novel and is based on the life of Boscha's mother. Boscha brings the reader through a range of emotions by all the characters, but especially Leen, a young girl trying to grow up during this turbulent period in history. Her emotions are felt by the reader. The middle of the book drags a bit and I wonder if Boscha did this deliberately. Every day, the residents of Friesland, a northern province of the Netherlands, think the war is ending. Yet, it took 2 years for it to end. The slowness of this part may have been to give the reader a sense of "it's coming, yet it doesn't". That's just conjecture on my part, though. The ending of the novel, The one thing I would have liked to have seen was a glossary. There were many Dutch terms thrown in throughout & while some were easy to figure out, others were not.
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