I'm only a few pages into my book, but what i've gathered so far is that the main character, Rose, just got back from a funeral for her friend Cecilia. They flew fighter planes together, and i'm not 100 percent sure, but due to certain context clues i believe Cecilia's death had something to do withher plane crashing or someone attacking her while in the sky. Rose feels like she could've prevented her death and is currently undergoing an internal conflict about whether flying is worth it.
Has she resolved her conflict yet by deciding whether or not to continue flying?
Hows you book going?
What is your setting like?
My book began with the main character, Krysha, recalling memories from her childhood. She remembers a green sweater that her grandmother knitted for her which is now on exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She also talks about elaborate hiding spaces throughout her house that her father made so whenever her parents were gone, her and her brother could hide just in case soldiers showed up.
The setting takes place in Lvov, Poland which Krysha describes as a vibrant city that people refer to as "Little Vienna."
Where does your book take place?
My book take place in Southampton England!
What are your predictions for your book?
Right now, Krysha, her family and many others are hiding in a sewer. Krysha and her little brother are very sick and her brother cries constantly, angering the others in the sewer. This makes me think her family is going to choose to leave the sewer and find a new hiding place.
What are some descriptions of your main charatcter?
Krysha was a mischievous girl who was always looking for fun.
We're Krysha and her grandmother close?
She only talked about her grandmother once but she said they would play around and have fun and that her grandmother made her that sweater.
My character is very close with her uncle so that could be a similarity in our books!!
My book has a lot of imagery, does yours?
Yes, especially when describing the sewer they are hiding in.
What is your main character like?
Do you have any predictions for what will happen next in your book?
One prediction I have is that she will someone use her poetry to help people when she's in the concentration camp
Has she been taken to a concentration camp yet?
Rose doesn't like to show fear, she wants to be respected (like Men) in her work as a fighter plane pilot, and she like writing poetry
What's her brothers name?
His name was Pawel but they called him Pinio.
My book makes the war seem so casual, does yours?
Yes because Krysha was so young (4 y/o) her parents did not want her to be afraid so whenever there were bombings they would go to her grandparents house and her parents would make sure to take a route where the bombings have not done too much damage. Krysha says that during this time she thought her town looked as it always had, like nothing had changed.
For example it says "the woman shoveled broken glass like snow"
How is your chapter going?
Rose just found some kids playing with a bomb that hadn't gone off yet and she's just describing how scared it made here!
What is Rose's relationship with her uncle like?
They're closer than Rose is with her parents and her uncle pulled a lot of strings to get her her job! She's the one who pilots him whereever he needs to go too!
How's your book going now?
Good, Poland was split into two sections west and east and Krysha's side was controlled by the Russians but the Germans just recently took control.
Is your character in the concentration camp yet?
Not yet, her and her family were just forced to move out of their apartment.
Is Rose in a concentration camp yet?
Yes! She actually discovered that they did experiments on the prisoners there trying to find cures for diseases the soldiers get
Is your book still set in Southampton England?
No now it's in Ravenshuck concentration camp
What is happening in your book at this point?
She's making a bunch of friends in the concentration camp cuz she was forced to make bombs but she wouldn't do it so they whipped her and now she's too hurt to work and has to be in the knitting class thing u till she gets better!
Where is your characters family living now?
They still live in Lvov, Poland but they have to move apartments frequently because they want to live somewhere safer or because the Germans have taken over their building
Have they had any confrontation with nazi's?
Yes, one of the Nazis, Gryzmek, ordered Krysha's dad to be hanged but at the last minute changed his mind and let him go.
What do krysha's parents do for a living
Before the war, they owned a textile shop. When the Russians had control of Poland they took their store. after that, her dad was a carpenter and her mom was a seamstress who made uniforms for the soldiers.
How old is Krysha's brother?
At this point in the book he is either 3 or 4
How was Rose captured?
She was flying a plane back from giving supplies to soldiers and two nazi planes found her and captured her
Is Rose's uncle also in the concentration camp?
No, his plane left earlier so he wasn't caught
Are her parents more angry or scared about the way they're treated?
They aren't so much scared for themselves but they are scared for their children
How are the conditions in the concentration camp?
Well there are like 3 people to a bed but apparently they were able to get like soap and toothbrushes which surprised me
How are the people in the camp treated?
Well Rosa gets beat twice a day b/c she wouldn't work and she was forced to stand for 28 hours straight
NEW WEEK: has your setting changed?
No they are still in Poland
has your character changed since she's been in the camp?
She's actually not in a camp her and her family are surviving underground in the sewer. But yes, she has been living in such bad conditions with so little hope for the future that she has become very depressed.
What is the thing your chatracter misses the most about the outside world?
She misses nature a lot especially flowers and the sunlight
We're your character and her brother separated when the got to the camp?
They are still together living in the sewer
Does your character know anyone in the camp?
How has she changed since she's been in the camp?
What is happening in your book right now?