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, 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...
  • TL
    Tried a few times to write something down only to erase it. Still not quite sure what to say here.This is my second experience with a novel in verse. The first experience didn't go so well so I was wary of trying one again and probably wouldn't have picked this up for awhile if it had been for it being included in my Second Star book box and seeing it being praised on Instagram. This is a tragic but powerful story beautifully told. Its a shame mo...
  • 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...
  • Jillian Reynolds (Jillian Loves Books)
    I will read this over and over again.
  • Jade Melody
    Rating: I remember reading the description for this book a few months ago and being interested in it. Then a month or so after that seeing it in a bookstore, but deciding that I wasn't going to purchase it. Then it seemingly disappeared off of my radar; I never saw it on Goodreads or at Barnes & Noble. But after returning to college and going to back to one of my favorite places, the public library, it seemingly made its way back into my life. Ye...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Whitney
    It was ok but the story didn’t suck me in as much as I hoped. Usually I really like books written in verse but this one just didn’t work for me. I wanted to know more of the history and the backstory and that was lost in the poetic form of the book.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Priya
    This book displayed bravery, strength, and was frankly, just beautiful. The White Rose is a Non-violent German partisan group, made up of students that protested against Hitler and the Nazi regime for a couple of years during the 1940's. I would recommend this book to people who like non-violent books about war, conflict, and struggle. Most of all, this book was written in verse, so if you're fond of this book, it will go by fairly quickly.
  • 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...
  • Ellie Terry
    I loved everything about this YA historical verse novel: the intriguing true story of a young heroine, the beautiful writing, and the raw emotion on every page. Will definitely read again.
  • 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 meI wrote poetry in my adolescent days, but I don't believe i've written it, studied it, or rea...
  • Mandi1082
    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 Ev...
  • Chris Heffernan
    Though I normally don’t enjoy books written in verse, this was outstanding. White Rose tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a German girl standing up for what’s right in WWII. A well written piece about a little known hero of the war.
  • Selene
    3.5 Stars
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Blog | Twitter | Instagram | 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 ...
  • Kim Friant
    4 Stars—We are on a roll with all these covers in 2019! The Most Gorgeous Cover Tournament is going to be impossible this year! I enjoyed this book very much. I’m a bit conflicted about my rating, simply because I like how the verse formatting allowed me to get thru it quickly, hence I felt super accomplished, but I also am not a huge fan of verse formatting in general and I think it took something away from the story. It felt so impersonal. ...
  • 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...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusNovel in verse. This is certainly a compelling story, and quite well done. However, the verse format, along with the flipping back and forth through time, might make this hard for my middle school readers to understand. They struggle with understanding the Holocaust as it is, so I am debating. For now, I might stick with Russell Freeman's 2016 We Will Not Be Silent. Would definitely purchase for a high school library.
  • Eva B.
    This was going to be a solid 3 star until the ending, which blew me away.