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The Extra

Lasky, Kathryn

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Extra
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Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763639723
0763639729
Branch Call Number: FIC L
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 18, 2013
  • Emmawrites rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A Romi girl captured by the Nazis. Chosen to be a movie extra, a stunt double. A run-away, stowed in a flat for months. A puppet theater seamstress... Delightfully quirky, beautiful and heart breaking, The Extra tells a captivating and emotional story of Nazi Germany's arrested gypsies.

This was so interesting- I read the back and was captivated. It's on a topic I've never heard about- when 'gypsies' were arrested in Nazi Germany, some of them were used as movie extras- and interested me right away.
The book itself is so so good- awful, beautiful, quirky, sweet, vivid... so sad and so happy at the same time.

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