PDF NEW Keeping My Hope ´ Christopher Huh

Review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Christopher Huh

Characters ✓ Keeping My Hope 109 KEEPING MY HOPE a historical fiction graphic novel written by 14 year old Christopher Huh talks about the life of a young teenage boy named Ari Kolodiejski who is caught in the horrors of the Final Solution Now as a parent and grandparent he tells his life story to his grandchildren After surviving the world's most deadliest camp he hopes to pass on his life legacy to his familyAri is a strong and courageous teen who must battle for his life throughout the second world war Ari is forever scarred from his deep past Despite being kept prisoner at the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp seeing the untimely death of hundreds and forced to endure unbearable conditions in lice infested clothing Ari keeps his friends close and struggles to live Throughout his stay in the camp he meets two inmates who both stand along with him try. Name of Book Keeping My HopeAuthor Christopher HuhISBN 9781479348831Publisher Self published Christopher HuhType of book graphic novel middle grades 1930s 1940s Holocaust Poland family friendship Nazi GermanyYear it was published 2013Summary Keeping My Hope is a historical fiction graphic novel that depicts WWII and the Holocaust panoramically and cinematographically through the eyes of a young teenager Ari Written by 14 year old Christopher Huh Ari is a teenager whose entire life is turned upside down by the horrors of the Holocaust He and his family are torn apart and moved to Auschwitz where the reader gains an inside look at what prisoners in the concentration camps suffered However even with this atrocities the power of friendship shines through and gives Ari hope to keep surviving through the darkest blizzards of terror Informative yet touching Keeping My Hope spreads the message of how powerfully racism and prejudice can affect those around usCharacters The characters are well rounded in particular Ari and his friends and family members and I would have liked for the novel to continue on on how he managed to make it to the present day and so forth They are also secular Jews and are not overly religious kind of expected in Eastern Europe While the author does focus on characters I think the big strength of the book is the plot and the storytelling he doesTheme It s possible to survive and prosper the horrorsPlot Most of the story takes place from 1930s up until the end of WWII but what I liked best were the little interruptions reminding the audience that it takes place in the past and lightening the load The author doesn t seek to have humor or whatnot during Holocaust which I found impressive but instead lightens the mood during the present time and also shows how much Ari s family has prospered He also doesn t shy away from showing atrocities that happened through Holocaust which will surprise many adults and childrenAuthor Information from goodreadscom born Rockville The United States gendermalewebsitehttpwwwkeepingmyhopecom genreGraphic Novels Historical Fiction Fiction member sinceFebruary 2013About this author14 year old author Christopher Huh debuts Keeping My Hope a historical fiction graphic novel about the Holocaust Christopher has been enjoying drawing and writing since he was very young To write Keeping My Hope Christopher spent over a thousand hours conducting research on WWII and the Holocaust Created entirely with just paper and pencil it took him about a year and a half to complete the book Christopher takes pride in his uniue drawing style and being a self taught authorArt Personally in my opinion the pictures were American cartoon sorry no Anime of Holocaust and they were in black and white The author has many small details in his pictures and overall I found it an easy read and didn t get lost unlike in one time I had to read manga for a college class The author as well doesn t shy away in drawing or portraying gruesome stuff either which is what I thought he d doOpinion I m not giving five stars to an author due to his age Even if I ended up hating the book most likely thing I d do is tone down my criticism and try apply positive things to a book but I would still give a bad rating I m giving five stars because the book has really impressed me and it exceeded my expectations I thought it would be an incomplete version of something well from middle school where not a lot of information is given but the author went above and beyond in giving a graphic novel that deals with things I only learned in college I had to admit that at first the pictures did not impress me but the I got into the story including the pictures the they grew on me This also a first time I read a graphic novel and if that s how graphic novels are like perhaps I should give a few of them a chance My major is history thus I m not an art critic or anything of the kind but I ll do my best to give appropriate justice to the book Highly recommendeduick notes I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book 5 out of 5 0 Stay away unless a masochist 1 Good for insomnia 2 Horrible but readable 3 Readable and uickly forgettable 4 Good enjoyable 5 Buy it keep it and never let it go

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Characters ✓ Keeping My Hope 109 Ing to help as often as they can Friendship and belief is all they have left in which the Nazis and the war strip away from the trio and ultimately brings the devastating disaster that awaits When Ari and his two friends are slowing down in a death march during a blizzard and his friend has frostbite Ari still helps his friend despite an SS guard approaching them with a pistol He even claims that carrying Saul was a challenge page 149 but does not want to leave him in the snow knowing the fate his friend would faceHe tries to help and aid his fellow camp inmates whenever possible During at his stay at Auschwitz III everyone fears one Kapo guard who is known for being a sadist on the prisoners with a rubber truncheon Ari not only stands up against the Kapo he even goes to the point of scaring him too The guard showed in his e. I like historic fiction and I like historic non fiction so this book was a welcome change from the fantasy books that have been in my to read pile and from all the scholarly articles I have been reading for my International Relations degree The fact that this is a graphic novel is especially nice it s like a flashback to my comic book collecting days only on a much serious novel It is a bit like reading a screen play or story board and it would be interesting to hear if Christopher ever decided to have some voice actors turn this into a dramatic podcastI showed my 10 year old son the book when he came home from school and he was very interested and is in line after his elder sister to get a thorough look at the book Last night at bedtime he hijacked my book because he was so interested and I had to wait to get it back It will very likely be one of the books that he does for his weekly reading homeworkI really like how uickly the story progresses and the viewpoint of having the story told by Ari as a grandfather to his grandchild about what he went through Some of the costumes drawn had me double checking modes of dress on habit As far as I was able to tell the costumes were accurate for the time period and he did a good job of showing a range of economic levels of the various families in the storiesI found Ari s thankfulness over having someone granddaughter actually interested in his history as especially poignant A very large amount of our elders have fascinating stories from their past but are being lost every day because we as a culture do not slow down to listen to themChristopher did a very good job with his research I was glad to see that he mentioned the truce between Hitler and Stalin and how Hitler turned on Stalin It is refreshing to see someone of this age group with such a voracious appetite for history and even better to see him sharing the knowledge in a way that his peers can relate toThe story takes place in Poland so we get to see how Poland which was neutral changed during World War 2 how Jew turned on Jew that not all Nazis were bad at heart One of the Nazis depicted in the story was actually a huge surprise to me and it is hard to catch me off guard Of course by the end we have followed through Ari s experiences at Auschwitz That period of his life I know that there are editors that would say it was over the top but given where and when these experiences are very believable and well done I say this with confidence as someone that has studied WWII since I was around Christopher s age though there is always still to learn about it Some readers might find the depiction of the Germans as too negative but the reader is encouraged to remember that the story is being told through the viewpoint of someone that lost everything save his life and the viewpoint fits with the experiences relatedThe art style fits the tone and voice of the story very well and is very impressive given that all was done with pencil and paper by the author The font Christopher used was custom made basing it on his own handwriting My daughter identified with the book very well because of his handwriting and being able to think of him as a peer This helps in making the book an excellent educational tool bypassing some of the blocks that I saw other students encountering when I was in the teen and younger age bracketI thought that the story was tastefully done especially for someone that did not experience the horrors firsthand I found this just as interesting and informative as Diary of Anne Frank Journey to Topaz or The Samurai of Gold Hill I plan to show our school Principal the book for consideration for their library I can t say enough good about this book I sincerely hope that he decides to do other projects like this one There are so many other aspects about WWII that he could also cover such as the Asian American internment camps like the one in Tulelake CA for example or how Chinese officials that had been in Germany helped sneak out Jews from that country or other points in history If he decides to do other books which I sincerely hope that he does I certainly will be watching for themTeachers you want this book for your studentsLater today I will finish up and post a video review on my Youtube account and my daughter intends to do one as well to give her impression

Review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Christopher Huh

Characters ✓ Keeping My Hope 109 Yeshe was confused maybe even fearful Almost as if he was the beaten victim page 104 No matter what conseuences are to come he always gives his best effort in order to make a situation better Throwing himself into the line of fire while no one else would is the shocking reality that made those like Ari from ordinary people to heroesA true friend and strong Samaritan Ari Kolodiejski is a person who is stuck with the ability to make anyone into being a friend with him After his liberation of six years of terror he tries to rebuild his life to replace the one he lost a lifetime ago With his family's history stored safely in the minds of his grandchildren he can now preserve his memories for his great grandchildren and their children to remember KEEPING MY HOPE is an excellent book and an even better one with the character of Ar. Christopher Huh s graphic novel depicting Ari s life during the Holocaust and WWII is truly amazing and inspiring His story is wonderfully detailed and shows the horrors that the Jewish people encountered This would be a perfect way to educate middle and high school students about this tragic time in history Kudos to Christopher and his family Highly recommend


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  • Paperback
  • 190
  • Keeping My Hope
  • Christopher Huh
  • English
  • 16 December 2018
  • 9781479348831