The Girl I Left Behind
As a young girl, Ella never considered that those around her weren't as they appeared. But when her childhood best friend shows Ella that you can't always believe what you see, Ella finds herself thrown into the world of the German Resistance.
On a dark night in 1941, Claudia is taken by the Gestapo, likely never to be seen...more
Claudia becomes involved in the German Resistance and the White Rose Movement. When Claudia is arrested by the Gestapo, with the help from her Aunt Bridget Ella's flees Nuremberg and she moves to ...more
Thanks to the author's meticulous research and attention to detail, Germany at war jumps to life from every page of this beautifully ...more
Ella knows she’s different. Raised by her aunt after the death of her parents, she lives the life of a good Nazi girl. But soon Ella is led in a different direction, and begins a dangerous journey into the world of the resistance...
I have to start by saying that this book is a perfect example of my ideal novel. I love historical fiction, especially novels set in WW2, and that cover and tag line had me hooked immediately! However, because I ...more
Ella is a young girl living with her Aunt in Nuremberg, Germany after her parents' passing. Her parents didn't agree with Hitler's nationalism but her Aunt makes her join the League of German Girls, a female branch of the Hitler Youth. It's there she meets Claudia and they become close friends. Claudia is part of the local resistance group and ...more
Wow! What an incredible book! I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time, always keeping the title and the above line in my mind.
Ella Strauss is a young German woman living with her aunt in Nuremberg after her parents were killed in a car accident. As Nazi ideology grows by the day, Ella hides behind her German Girls League uniform and begins to work with the resistance alongside her best friend, Claudia. After almost getting caught by ...more
I was initially drawn to the book by the cover art which included a picture of a Nazi flag and a girl walking through the streets moving towards it.
The novel begins in 1943 Germany with a bang up introduction where a nameless spy does his best to escape from his captors only to meet his fate on a crowded street while his female contact ...more
They experience some hair-raising experiences and Claudia disappears after being captured by the Gestapo. Ella will do anything she can to find Claudia and to save her life. This includes defying her aunt and uncle, who she has lived with since ...more
That said, not all WWI or WWII novels are created equal. While I enjoy books set in this time period, I don’t always love every single story that is set here. Often the historical fiction market is saturated with books set in WWII and I sometimes find myself worrying that ...more
“A good shop girl can make a person believe anything”.
Ella an 18 year old girl who lost her parents from a car accident, now lives with her aunt, who is an antique shop owner, living in Nuremberg, Germany. Ella helps in the antique shop and has developed a talent in working with the customers to make a sale.
Her aunt, a strong nationalist ensured Ella become a member of the League of German Girls, a female branch of the Hitler Youth, where Ella is taught ...more
An exciting Historical Fiction novel that takes the reader deep into the underground of the German Resistance.
Its 1941 Germany; some German youth, although part of the youth league, do not agree with the ideals of their Fuhrer. For them, Nazism must be stopped, they are the youth of the German Resistance, and they are ready to fight and die against this ...more
Or would you have gone to find her?
Ella Strauss is a young girl determined to find her friend Claudia and fearless enough to infiltrate the Reich to do so. Already an orphan, Ella becomes almost ...more
I was initially attracted to the cover of this book. I read a lot of World War II books. Andi’s Newton did a great job researching as I felt I ...more
1941, Nuremberg Germany, Ella Strauss is a young seventeen year old, living with her aunt, Bridge. Following the death of her parents ...more
That first chapter is the best start to a book you could ever read, it immediately draws the reader in, you dive straight into the action, it makes you start asking questions, which will be answered throughout the intricately entwined story. I utterly loved it, Ms Newton has done an incredible job at building up ...more
Ella Strauss never wanted to join the League of German Girls (her deceased parents weren’t Nazi Party members), but it’s there she meets Claudia, a girl of derring-do and a member of the German Underground. The two ‘misfits’ (they rebel against the Party rules) connect after a youthful prank and forge a deep friendship soon tested when Claudia recruits Ella for the ...more
You get to know Ella Strauss quickly, discovering that she is brave and fearless and disagrees with the Nazis, despite being part of the youth league. I was hooked from the second she decided to join her ...more
She was a good National Socialist from outer appearances but soon was involved in the resistance movement. When her best friend Claudia was arrested, Ella fleed with her aunt and then became a spy to find out about Claudia.
My first book by author Andie Newton, I loved the vibe of WWII. descriptions came alive under the author's deft hand. Emotions of friendship and love and family shown by Ella brought mine to the surface. I found ...more
The Girl I Left Behind
Pub Date:03 Oct 2019
Trick W, Reviewer
Last updated on 05 Sep 2019
If you like spies and secrets and what will happen next then this is your book of what happened in Germany in WWII! The wonderful characters you learn to believe and they come to you in a way you will get to know. What is friendship and what will you do for it? Wonderful story where it has you on the edge of your seat but have the tissues with you! Net ...more