Stones Don't Speak, second in series Tall Kin...
Stones Don't Speak (Tall King's Country) (Volume 2)
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Historical Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 18
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Ellen Langmo, a debut concert pianist, believes that she might finally be able to get on with her life. That is, until Nazis wish to appoint her to spread their message through her music. They wish to make her one of them and turn her into their puppet. But Ellen won’t have any of it. As she overcomes her doubts and fears, Ellen must choose a side. But in a world where right and wrong can be very similar, choosing a side is more difficult than ever. Will Ellen join the right one?

Opinion: 

I read the first book in this series about a year ago and I loved it. I was very eager to start reading this sequel, and upon reading the first page I knew right away that I would love it.

One of the many things I liked about this book was how easy it was to read. I am not very good at remembering details when it comes to historical events, but I had no issues whatsoever following along with the story. It was explained well and didn’t confuse me at all.

Another thing I liked about this story was the fast-paced plot. It didn’t bore me once. I enjoyed the differing points of view, though it sometimes confused me as the chapters weren’t specific as to who it had switched over to.

But above all else, the one thing I loved most about this book was the main character, Ellen. She was a very strong-willed and independent woman, and I loved how I could see her struggle as she tried to decide what was right and wrong. She struggled with things that I’m sure many people did in that era, and it felt very lifelike.

Overall, this story is a great sequel to the first, and I would recommend it for anyone who loves history.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - mature content

Explain your content rating: 

A few scenes of sexual dialogue and descriptions. Quite a few violent/bloody scenes as well.

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