White Rose by Kip Wilson

White Rose

A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.Disillusioned by the propaganda of Nazi Germany, Sophie Scholl, her brother, and his fellow soldiers formed the White Rose, a group that wrote and distributed anonymous letters criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for action from t...

Details White Rose

TitleWhite Rose
Release DateApr 2nd, 2019
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Poetry, Fiction, War, World War II

Reviews White Rose

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was pretty average for me. I thought that combining two things I don't read a lot of (historical fiction and books written in verse) would be a really exciting way to approach the story, but I ultimately just ended up feeling like I didn't get enough time in the story or with the characters to appreciate everything that happened.
  • Mackenzi
    Gorgeous. Blurb to come.
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, via Edelweiss+ for an honest review. RESPONSEFritz tells meOfficer’s mailIsn’t Censored,That I shouldFeel freeTo sayWhat I like,Which is goodBecause I havePlentyTo say. If you want to know what true beauty, conviction, bravery and strength looks like….read this book.White Rose is the rebellion story that begs to be witnessed. White Rose is the story of how a y...
  • David Schaafsma
    The White Rose was a German non-violent student resistance group that protested against the Nazi regime for a few years in the 1940s. The group mainly conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign. https://hitraveltales.com/munich-soph...There are now many books about the group, many of which focus on Sophie Scholl, the younger sister of Hans, and his University of Munich Professor Kurt Huber, all of whom were executed for treason in resis...
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    I once loved my country, but now the only thing that shames me is that I'm German. I'm not a fan of poetry, but I enjoyed how this book depicted the life of a German girl who was brave enough to stand up to the diabolic Hitler. Usually, when people talk about the first or second World War, the Germans, in general, are the antagonists. After all, they murdered countless Jews in their infamous concentration camps. However, gleaning from the text, i...
  • Teresa
    4.5Thank you NetGalley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group, and Kip Wilson for the opportunity to read an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.What initially drew me to this book wasn't necessarily the description of the book itself, but the fact that it is written in poetic form. As an Ellen Hopkins fan, I love reading works written in a poetry style. The problem is, some authors nail the craft, and some are just...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Wow okay so this was my first book written in verse.I was lucky enough to go to Berlin for school in 2012 where I got to visit the Sophie and Hans memorial. It's small but just important so I'd suggest going if you get the opportunity.It's disappointing how few people know about what Sophie and the White Rose resistance did. It's disappointing that their deaths weren't a catalyst for change. It's disappointing our world is circling back to Nazi's...
  • Allison C
    This is a really meaningful book told in verse. It does not have a happy ending, and although I was kind of sad (I usually like books with happy endings), I really couldn’t see the book going any other way for it to still be as meaningful and realistic. I liked how the story was told in verses and I found it more interesting. However, I found that the random changes in perspective were kind of confusing but they were readable. The changes betwe...
  • Rachel Strolle
  • Em
    3.5 stars!
  • Liza Wiemer
    WHITE ROSE was phenomenal. The novel is inspired by the true story of Sophie Schnoll, a brave young woman who desperately wanted her fellow Germans during Hitler’s rule to recognize the madness consuming her beloved country. Beautifully written in free verse poetry, this fast-paced, courageous novel gives voice to the evil of fascism when the world turns a deaf ear. Have courage, my dear friends to like yourself for who you are and in a world s...
  • Natalia
    "May we all be as noble one day"I honestly don't know where to begin. Reading this book was an experience. The fact that Kip Wilson chose verse to portray a story like this is still fascinating me. I was honestly skeptical but I felt more rushed, more on my toes, more sense of urgency reading the pages in this way. Urgent is what this book is so the choice was genius.This book tells the story of a Nazi resistance group called White Rose, a group ...
  • Laura Gardner
    “We have a duty to share the truth with the masses." How far are you willing to go to fulfill that duty? Sophie Scholl gave her life in the attempt to share the truth with people in Germany during World War II. Her story, beautifully written by Kip Wilson, is the subject of White Rose, a must-purchase novel in verse for middle school and high school libraries.Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose, a secret resistance group in Nazi German...
  • Beatrice
    Verse isn’t my prefered method of storytelling, but I did enjoy it in this one. Though this, of course, is a bit of a mix between reality and fiction, I think the author did a good job portraying Sophie Scholl as the living, breathing person that she was.
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    *I received an ARC of this novel at Yallfest 2018.*I have only read one or two novels written in verse and I don't think the style is for me. I don't tend to hold details in my head as much when reading this format. I got better at it as I read this one, because I started thinking about it in a different way, but it still didn't hit me as hard as something like this might have had it been written differently. One thing that I liked a lot about th...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.White Rose by Kip Wilson is absolutely stunning novel in verse about the life of Sophie Scholl. Scholl was an anti-Nazi political activist and pamphleteer with the non-violent resistance group called the White Rose. The detail and research that has gone into presenting her story and the story of the group is amazing. It's also quite gut-wrenching to read considering that I already ...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Review also found here at Booked J. I was sent an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not change my view in any shape or form. It's Sunday, and I'm feeling like my only accomplishment this week was in reading White Rose. It's just completely taken over my thoughts in the best way imaginable and I'm a little bit of an emotional wreck over it. So much to say, so few ways to express it adequately. I gues...
  • Jenni Walsh
    Wow, this book. It's about a young (real life) German girl, Sophie Scholl who acted as a pampleteer in the White Rose resistance against Hitler, the Nazi party, the Third Reich. What a powerful premise. However, I had hesitations to read. Not because of that very alluring subject matter, but because the novel is written in verse and... that intimidated me⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I wrote poetry in my adolescent days, but I don't believe i've wri...
  • Mandi
    Even though it says based on a true story I must have missed that when I started this book. I really enjoyed reading something that I never heard about but have been reading historic fiction and nonfiction for years. This book is written in verse and it's about the White Rose group made up of German University Students who distributes pamphlets that speak out against Hitler's regime. The students were made up of one woman and the rest men. 4🌟...
  • Rebekah
    I'm not generally a fan of books like this, made up of instapoetry. This does not prove an exception, even though I love reading about the White Rose. I was upset with the liberties the author took--things she briefly acknowledges in the Author's Note--because this story is so important, because--as she herself notes--most information about the White Rose is in German (meaning that her "liberties" could misinform readers), and because they add no...
  • Selene
    3.5 Stars
  • Mary Ann
    Portrait in courage of a young woman's resistance to the Nazi regime.
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    The people I tend to admire most are the ordinary citizens who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances and who act bravely in the face of danger. Which probably explains why I like resistance stories do much. One of those people who has always been high one my list is Sophie Scholl, the young German university student who stood up to the Nazis and paid with her life. So naturally, I was pretty excited when I read that a novel in verse abou...
  • Kavanand (Reading for Two)
    White Rose is an important and timely book. It tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German woman who was part of group called the White Rose that resisted the Nazi government during World War II. Sophie, her brother, and their friends were university students who wrote and distributed anonymous letters and pamphlets condemning the Nazi regime.This is a really valuable book. As we get further away from World War II, it's important to keep the...
  • Courtney Pate
    Thank you to Versify for a free copy of White Rose in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are my own. Oh man. Where do I even start. First, let's talk about this cover. It's beautiful. I love the solitary girl standing with her hand in the air. A sign of resistance and doing what's right, because really, that's what this book is all about. Next, I loved that the novel was written in prose. I felt like it gave such depth to ...
  • J.L. Slipak
    MY THOUGHTS:I received this book in exchange for my honest review.Another Wow!A powerful and profound story, written in verse, about a group of teens willing to raise their voices against the genocide against the Jews being committed by the Nazis and Hitler during WWII. The journey this group endured to stand firm against the war and Hitler’s regime is both heart-wrenching and intoxicating. More stories need to be written about this historical ...
  • Katherine Wren
    This wasn't an easy story to read. I knew the ending far ahead of looking at the book. Still, I admire Sophie and her friends and I wanted to read her story and remember. Poetry is an interesting choice as a medium for Sophie's story. Sometimes the back and forth with the present and "the end" made things a bit difficult to understand, as well as the back and forth between Sophie and her pursuer. I think this could have benefited from just a bit ...
  • Kristen Kaufmann Blackton
    I do not know very much about the resistance organization of the White Rose, but after reading this book, it seems like there is not a whole lot of information available about them due to their tragic, early demise. Nevertheless, I learned several things about Sophie and Hans Scholl and their resistance efforts through this novel in verse. The format of verse, in my opinion, did nothing to aide or to inhibit the story. It just was. Maybe it would...
  • David
    4.25The White Rose Society is such an inspirational and tragic story. I am glad that this book set in verse will be able to bring that story to even more people because of its format. Standing up against the majority when you know something is morally wrong can be one of the most difficult things for humans to do."Attacks on freedom can be countered by appealing to intellect. Attacks on people must be countered by appealing to morality. I can onl...