Review: The Girl from the Train by:Irma Joubert
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Gretl Schmidt is six years old and is on the run from the Gespo. Being a German Jew she doesn’t really have any allies. The Polish despise Germans and the Germans despise Jews. So with her family having no where to turn to, do the fact they are on a train to Auschwitz, they decide to sneak Gretl and her sister Elza off.
Jakòb Kowalski fights along with other Polish men to rid the Germans from their country. Planting a bomb on the train tracks for a coming German Troop transport seemed like a reasonable idea. That is until he takes little Gretl in. With her mom and grandmother killed on the train he helped destroy and her sister dying from a fever, she is all alone with no one wanting to take in neither a German nor Jew. So Jakòb decides to keep the little girl by his side.
Three years later, Gretl looks more and more like a German everyday and Jakòb is worried for her safety. With no where else to turn, Jakòb must send dear little Gretl to an orphanage in South Africa. Where maybe just maybe a nice Protestant family will wish to adopt her.
The Girl From The Train is a wonderful book about love and endurance. I enjoyed how this book was full adventure and kept you sucked in. This author has become one of my favorites and I’ll be sure to keep my eyes out for more of her books.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.
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