Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
What’s it about?
This book is based on a true story and takes place in Italy during World War II. The story follows young Pino Lella from 1943 through the end of the war. We see Pino change from a carefree teenager to a man willing to risk his life for what he believes is right.
What did it make me think about?
This novel made me wonder at all the stories that go untold after a war. Italy during WW II is a very complicated place. Between the Fascists, the Nazi's, and the Resistance their were lots of sides to come down on. This story sheds some light on Italy’s history.
Should I read it?
For fans of "Unbroken", those interested in World War II, or anyone who likes historical fiction this is an engaging and interesting story. Pino Lella is a man you will root for throughout this book.
“Pino left the chapel believing that he’d entered it as a boy and now exited having made a decision to become a man.”
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3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!