The age-old German-chasing-the-Jew tale takes a different turn in this book as the conflicts of World War II are seen through the eyes of a Nazi’s young adolescent son.
To Alfonso, it’s confusing that while he gets in trouble for bullying at school, his father then turns around and becomes a hero for shooting a group of Jews. While General Adelric sits in the seat of respect, he sends his son to a boys’ boarding school that specializes in teaching morals. Knowing nothing besides walking in his father’s footsteps, Alfonso continues to be the school bully and gets into more trouble. Then one day, he meets someone who has many things he lacks-confidence, a joy in life, faith, and an incredible voice.
But there’s a glitch. Jacob is a Jew who the bullies lose no chance to torture. Alfonso is torn as he sees Jacob living the kind of life with the peace and hope he wants. He finds himself in a position where an offer is made. If Jacob will teach him how to sing for the upcoming school choir auditions, Alfonso will agree to stop bullying him. It starts innocently enough as the one boy teaches the other to sing. But it quickly comes to light that much more is at stake than who will get the lead choir boy position, including a budding friendship between the two. Just when Alfonso feels some of his many questions are answered, many more come.
How will he handle the numerous life-changing conflicts coming his way, including the fact that his new friend is a Jew wanted by the Nazis?
Will Alfonso be able to stand up for what’s right for the first time in his life?
Will he find his voice?
Briggleton’s Choir is a phenomenal story that will captivate and move readers from start to finish thanks to the poignant story that takes the reader on a thought-provoking and memorable journey. Briggleton’s Choir for me was an engrossing read that enthralled me from the very first page to the very last; I struggled to put this book down because I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen to the novel’s memorable characters and I felt this way thanks to the author’s incredible writing that compelled me to read non-stop! Kelsie Deschenes is a talented and well-accomplished author, and her work is gripping as well as riveting and that is why I already have to recommend this novel to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing, then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Briggleton’s Choir!
Briggleton’s Choir is a poignant World War II novel full of twists and turns galore that will take its readers on a journey of ups and downs that will thrill and entertain you from start to finish! The reader in Briggleton’s Choir will be introduced to the protagonist of the novel, Alfonso, the adolescent son of a Nazi. In Briggleton’s Choir, the reader will follow Alfonso throughout the school where he bullies other children. However, things start to change for Alfonso when he meets Jacob, a boy who he aspires to be, a boy with confidence, faith and an amazing voice. However there is a catch, the boy is Jewish and wanted by Nazi’s and Alfonso must make a choice that will change his life forever. The reader will follow Alfonso and Jacob as their friendship grows all the while Alfonso battles with questions that he struggles to find the answers too, and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful Briggleton’s Choir!
The tale of Briggleton’s Choir is a gripping and shocking tale that I will struggle to forget for a long time! Briggleton’s Choir astounded me with its captivating narration and thrilling plotline in which many twists and turns occur. As well as it being an excellent novel, it is also a unique, diverse World War II tale and I have to say that I adored this because I was getting very tired of reading the same old history books so thank you, Kelsie Deschenes, for writing a novel that is fresh, moving and gripping!
Kelsie Deschenes can only be described as a talented, accomplished writer who knows what a reader wants in a great story. As I read Briggleton’s Choir, I read every sentence slowly so that I could absorb all of the book’s information; I felt as if I was there and it made for an immersive reading experience. Deschenes is an excellent writer who is well accomplished, and her work astounded me from the very beginning thanks to her original plot, as well as her compelling characters that in turn made me invest in the story even more!
To conclude my thoughts on the captivating novel that is Briggleton’s Choir, I would say if you are bored with the same old books then take a chance with this gem because you will not be disappointed. It has everything you would want in a great story, and that is spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, and a brilliant author. Briggleton’s Choir gets five stars from me, book lovers! So be sure to have a read of the preview below, you won’t regret it!
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