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Resistance by Anita Shreve is a novel that takes place during the Second World War in Belgium. An American plane is shot down near a small village and the pilot is rescued by a young boy and brought to a safe house that is part of the underground Resistance. While recovering from his injuries and hiding in an attic, he falls in love with the married woman who is caring for him. The story is one of war, deprivation and sacrifice as well as love and romance and demonstrates the courage and survival of humankind under the most horrific conditions.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, WW II Lover is    -   caretaker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   airforce pilot Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Germany Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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