A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is _25E2_2580_259Cheartbreaking and heartwarming._25E2_2580_259D
An American Library Association “100 Best Books for Teens”
An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”
Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma’s stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma’s astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.
A powerful and moving novel that deftly blends the legend of Sleeping Beauty with the historical tragedy of the Holocaust. After her grandmothers death, a young American woman struggles to uncover the truth behind the old womans past. The trail eventually leads to Europe and the darkest days of WWII.