A Piece of Blue String

A companion short story to Playing with Matches Katharina Ackermann s diary entries marking the turn of WW2, and of her heart for a boy heading for battle.Approximately 7000 words.
A Piece of Blue String A companion short story to Playing with Matches Katharina Ackermann s diary entries marking the turn of WW and of her heart for a boy heading for battle Approximately words

  • Title: A Piece of Blue String
  • Author: Lee Strauss Elle Strauss
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “A Piece of Blue String”

    1. Passau, Germany. The year is 1941, and twelve year old Kathraina is sent to town with a coin to buy anything of use, but the shelves are empty an her stomach is growling from hunger. She returns to the farm to her mom and brother who are in the fields. The Nazi were waging war against the world to become the leader and all they heard on the radio was how they won every warLee Strauss pens a heart wrenching story about children determined to get the truth out in their town from the BBC,and a frie [...]

    2. A simple, but well written "diary" of a German girl, spanning five or so years of her life during the Nazi regime. Her entries are not very frequent or detailed, this being a novella, but they are enough to provide a fairly broad insight into her life. They cover everything from shortages and day-to-day struggles on the home front, to small-scale underground resistance (by herself and her friends) to puberty and falling in love. A quick freebie read and one that has left me interested in the res [...]

    3. This is a short YA historical fiction, coming-of-age story taking place in Germany during World War Two. The story is in the form of journal entries by a young teenaged German girl named Katharina Ackermann, from 1941 to 1944. Katharina was just a normal, average German girl in a normal, average German family. But when she finds out that her younger brother Johann has been listening to the verboten BBC station on his radio and not only became convinced that Germany was in the wrong but was sprea [...]

    4. This is a sweet short story in the form of a diary where our main character Katharina is introduced to how things are really going on with the war against the allies; she and her friends are determined to let the truth be known by listening to illegal BBC transmissions and transcribing them into fliers that they distribute later. Her entries are not too frequent but they do show us glimpses of how Katharina’s home is struggling to stay afloat. It did leave me intrigued to read Playing with Mat [...]

    5. A good read, but abrupt endingA good read but abrupt ending, leaving the reader hanging. Does Emile survive the war?. I would recommended it. Good

    6. Interesting story from the diary of Katharina Ackermann and a look into her world just before World War Two. You like the characters and how the story flowed and it felt believable and it was really good. A bit on the serious side but given the subject manner, quite understandable. Be warned, it’s only a little nugget, and it kind of ends on an interesting note, that’ll leave you wanting a little bit more. So if you get a chance check it out and enjoy.

    7. Read this book!Actually, this is a short story, but it is definitely worth reading. I felt disappointed when the story ended, because I wanted to know more about what happened to the characters in this story. I guess I'll have to purchase more from Strauss & Strauss.

    8. This was a fun little short story. It does intrigue me to read Playing with Matches someday, but not immediately. Having read the description for Playing with Matches, it seems like the storyline progression will be repetitive, albeit going into more details.

    9. This was a nice little story set during WWII. The author was very descriptive in her writing and I got so absorbed in the world that she created!

    10. Good bookIt is a good book because if you want to read about world war 2 then this is the book for you.

    11. nice little short story of a not so nice time. A great quick read that gives you great insight to the time period and what it meant for everyone.

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