This week's pick is My Brother's Shadow by Monika Schröder. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died in the war and his older brother still risks his life in the trenches, but his mother does not support the patriotic cause and attends subversive socialist meetings. While his mother participates in the revolution to sweep away the monarchy, Moritz falls in love with a Jewish girl who also is a socialist. When Moritz’s brother returns home a bitter, maimed war veteran, ready to blame Germany’s defeat on everything but the old order, Moritz must choose between his allegiance to his dangerously radicalized brother and those who usher in the new democracy.I'm drawn to this because it's set during WWI and a YA novel. For me, this is surprising because most YA I see anymore is full of vampires, supernatural, and the paranormal. I'm quite interested in the post-WWI aspect as there aren't too many novels set during this time period. Also, it's also portrayed from a German POV. If you read my earlier review of Every Man Dies Alone, you'll see that it's rare to see a book in North America giving us a glimpse of lives in Germany during the first half of the 20th Century.
The best part of this Wishlist Wednesday is that I don't have to wish anymore. It arrived in the mail yesterday as I won it on Goodreads! Seriously folks, if you live in the US or Canada--especially the US--you need to enter to win free books. I've won about five books so far!