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Ö The Love That I Have ç Download by ✓ James Moloney Australian author James Moloney, who has an impressive back catalogue of children s books makes his adult fiction debut with his new novel, The Love That I Have This is a powerful story, that takes us to the dying days of World War II Germany, reminding us that love and hope can be found in moments of great despair.
The Love That I Have introduces the principal character of Margot Baumann Margot is sixteen years old and has recently left school to take over the reins of her older sister s job in the mail room of a German prison But what Margot and many members of the German population do not realise is that the prison she is sorting mail for is actually a concentration camp There are many German citizens who work at this prison Most are unaware of the brutality and the awful camp conditions For Margot, her job involves dealing with the mail that comes into the camp She is under strict o Whew As is often the case with books set in WW2, this is a hearbreaking story with just enough touching moments to restore your faith in humanity I couldn t put it down.
Apart from my usual preferred genre of mystery suspense, I have a weakness for historical novels set during WW2 and can never resist a new angle on this dark chapter in human history When I saw that James Moloney s new novel, The Love That I Have, was being compared with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, which is one of my all time favourite novels, I knew I had to read it It is perhaps no surprise that Moloney, a successful children s author, would choose a sweet and naive sixteen year old girl as his main protagonist in a story of hope and love Don t we all remember that turbulent time in our teens, on the cusp of adulthood, when all of life still lay ahead of us and anything was possible Even in the darkest of times, teenage gi James Moloney is described as an Australian author with over 50 titles to his name, many of which were written for young people Though The Love That I Have was historical fiction, to a certain extent it explains the YA feel to this book This is great for a couple of reasons First and foremost, as many readers have said before, it s so important that we Never Forget the holocaust If this books helps a whole new generation of readers learn about the atrocities of Nazi Germany, of the millions of lives heartlessly stolen and I feel sure it will then this is an important read The second reason is selfish I m definitely partial to the YA genre and I was quite taken by this story which gave me yet another perspective on this period.
With a great opening sentence Moloney instantly made A historical fiction, war based romance novel James Moloney, you know just what I love Upon starting this book my expectations dropped pretty lowI wasn t a fan of the writing style and it didn t hook me as much as I hoped it would However, I pushed through and sure enough I was sucked into this novel as it took turns I didn t expect it to The blurb doesn t give away even half of what happens in this book and I loved that I won t give anything away but if you pick up this book and you re not feelingkeep going I didn t feel much depth to the characters but there was still an array of them and they were all so different from one another Family members, friends and others al stood out against each other and having Margot as the m www.
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5 stars The Love That I Have by James Moloney 2018 At 16, Margot has left school to commence work in the mailroom of a concentration camp in Germany in 1944 Margot is shielded from most of the brutality but is shocked when she is told to burn the prisoners letters instead of sending them She decides to steal some letters to send on, only to find herself drawn to their words of hope, despair and love This is how Margot comes to know Dieter when she reads his beautiful and passionate letters to his girlfriend, coincidentally also named Margot so it s like the love letters are for her I tend to mainly avoid holocaust books these days, purely because I ve read quite a few and I sometimes feel overdone with it But, the blurb of this book stood out to me and I couldn t not pick it up I m glad I did because it was a haunting yet beautiful Margot Baumann Has Left School To Take Up Her Sister S Job In The Mailroom Of A Large Prison But This Is Germany In , And The Prison Is Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Near BerlinMargot Is Shielded From The Camp S Brutality As She Has No Contact With Prisoners But She Does Handle Their Mail And, When Given A Cigarette Lighter And Told To Burn The Letters, She Is Horrified By The Callous Act She Must Carry Out With Her Own Hands This Is Especially Painful Since Her Brother Was Taken Prisoner At Stalingrad And Her Family Have Had No Letters From Him So Margot Steals A Few Letters, Intending To Send Them In Secret, Only To Find Herself Drawn To Their Heart Rending Words Of Hope, Of Despair, And Of LoveThis Is How Margot Comes To Know Dieter Kleinschmidt Through The Beauty And The Passion Of His Letters To His GirlfriendAnd Since His Girlfriend Is Also Named Margot, It Is Like Reading Love Letters Written For HerFrom Award Winning Australian Author James Moloney, Comes A Fresh And Compelling Story About Love, Loss And Profound Bravery For Fans Of The Book Thief, This Powerful And Heartbreaking Story Set During WW Stays With You Long After The Final Page Is read I had high hopes for this book as it had been compared to The Book Thief But it fell far short This is James Malonoey s first novel for adults and yet to me it still seemed like a book for young teens, especially in terms of how Margot cannot read Dieter s feelings for her.
The plot line was too far fetched so I struggled to buy into this book I look many of Maloney s earlier books, but this one wasn t for me.
The first part of this story is told by Margot, a German girl who works in the mailroom at Sachenshausen and reads letters written by the prisoners She is particularly drawn to the love letters written by Dieter to his girlfriend in Auschwitz, also called Margot, and when she realises there is no chance that this girl will ever receive Dieter s letters, she decides to pretend to be the other Margot and reply to him as a way of keeping his despair at bay Margot then goes even further and finds a way to help keep him alive The second part of the book is written by Dieter in the immediate aftermath of the German defeat and I found this part a bit less convincing and like a vehicle to move the story along But there is a lot to like about this novel there is plenty about the nature of love 4.
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My full name is James Francis Moloney and I was born in Sydney, Australia on 20 September, 1954 When I was seven years old, my family moved to Brisbane and except for the odd year or two, I have lived in Brisbane ever since At school, I was into every sport going cricket, footy, swimming you name it It s hard to believe now but in High School, I was a champion Long Jumper After University