A Master Plan for Rescue

A Master Plan for Rescue➿ [Download] ➽ A Master Plan for Rescue By Janis Cooke Newman ➵ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of loveSet in 1942 New York and Berlin A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life giving powers of storytell A magical Plan for PDF/EPUB ë novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of loveSet in New York and Berlin A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the A Master MOBI :¿ life giving powers of storytelling and the heroism that can be inspired by love In essence it is two love stories It is the story of a child who worships his parents then loses Master Plan for PDF/EPUB é his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life then watches her decline forever changing the arc of his future Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough it will restore some part of what or whom he has lostBut when they meet this boy and this man their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible Sharing stories of the people they have lost they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back – even if only in spirit A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale propelled by history and imagination that suggests people's impact upon the world doesn't necessarily end with their lives and that to some degree we are the sum of the stories we tell. One of the most powerful aspects of this book for me was the number of surprises The novel was not what I thought it would be and I was constantly being astonished I've read than dozens of books on the Holocaust they all leave a mark but only a handful are absolutely impossible for me to forget In the ways that The Book Thief by Markus Zusak left a lasting impression on me so did this story Andin ways that Jonathan Safran Foer wrote his story about a grieving boy for his father in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close young boy wanders through the city and the subways in both stories I felt some nostalgic warmth This book is for adults but would also be an fantastic read for teenagers NOTE I PROMISE NOT TO GIVE ANY MAJOR SPOILERS AWAYor even half of the charming gemstonesfrom storylineplot To the authors wonderful writing Jack is so close to turning twelve He lives in New York with his Iris American family His eyesight suddenly goes bad the same day they get news of Pearl Harbor His new eye glasses turn out to be much thicker than expected When his mother got up in the middle of the night to clean Jack's lenses a woman who put so much faith in signs Jack figures she made the connection between clearing the lenses and clearing his vision Jack felt his eyesight was knocked out of focus at the same time the Japanese bombs hit Even with his new glassesthick enough to be teased by kids he still can't see things at a close distant very well Everything is still blurry At school with his new 'coke lenses' Jack's teacher has him sit in the front row Jack thinks only the defective sit in the front row Declan couldn't move his left leg very well because of the polio brace France's had to wear an eye patch to help correct his other lazy eye Andand Rose the girl Jack sat next to and becomes friends with had a hearing aid and still had trouble hearing The teacher asks Jack to help Rose with hearing and Rose is to help Jack with seeing School has its own set of challengesBut when a sudden tragedy hits at homeThis is when the book starts to make a sudden change I had no idea where the story was headedwith about 70 percent '' to readThe many wonderful bittersweet surprises beginJack will meet a man named Jakob When he is out looking for Nazi spies Jakob tells a story that is sooooo touching I had to remember to 'breathe' A few times when reading the second half of this story I was SO ENGAGED from the start of the book that all of a sudden I found myself speak out loud wowthenwow againI went back to read THE TITLE of the book I wasn't even aware of 'a master plan' because I was just fully present in the moment enjoying the unfolding of the story I wasn't even trying to figure anything out Even if I had I couldn't have guessed 'the plan' in a million years but damn if I'm not touched A master plan for rescue dreamed up by a boy I thought Who had believed that it was a good idea? A man who had tried to make a pigeon fly across the ocean to deliver a message to a dead girl? I must thank Allison Carney from Penguin Random House for sending me an e mail that I was one of the lucky winners of the A MASTER PLAN FOR RESCUE Shelf Awareness Galley giveaway I was approved on Netgalley so thank you Netgalley also I have NO IDEA why I didn't reuest this book or even read what it wasabout when I first saw it on NG I had to be crazy or it's possible I was still in the hospital having surgery on my footso I'm especially thankful to have won a copy I would have hated to miss reading this wonderful book Do Not confuse this book with another All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven with 'similar' book COVERS Another book I liked very much but these are NOT the same book For those who live in The Bay Area The author forThe Master Plan For Rescue Janice Cooke Newman is speaking Tues night July 21st at Keplers Book Store in Menlo Park just read this the morningI hope to be there with bells on my toes still can't walk without crutches yet or driveso anyone who wants to drive from Willow Glen let me know I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway thanks Penguin Canada This book was incredibly vivid and the author's ability of storytelling shines through every page from the unforgettable characters to the vibrant descriptions of the 1940's It was almost nostalgic in a way A Master Plan For Rescue is ultimately two love stories but it has a number of themes that when put together create an incredible book definitely worth reading 45 stars Comes really close to five I got this book as an ARC last summer I picked it up and got through maybe 50 or 60 pages before leaving it in the office when I went on a week and a half long business trip to Canada I don't know why I didn't pick it back up again until now because this was a wonderful read I'm somewhat mystified that it has fewer than 300 ratings here on Goodreads because it seems tailor made for audiences who made books like Sarah's Key or All The Light We Cannot See bestsellersIt's yet another WWII novel but it's not just another WWII novel It's the beautifully constructed tale of Jack a young boy in New York at the earliest stages of the war whose grief and naivete drive him to look for a way he can be hero I don't really want to give away plot than that because the best part of this book was the surprises that kept coming surprises that could so easily be given away by carelessly written marketing copy I loved the pacing the plotting the narration Newman doesn't so much alternate between narratives as she detours away from Jack's story into others but she does so in a way that is much deft than I was expecting The first detour felt a bit clunky and the book might have actually been a bit stronger without it if the information had just been folded into the story in a simple way but the second primary detour was handled beautifully Newman writes Jack's perspective with just the right amount of innocence and hopefulness that it's totally believable as a man looking back on his youth and explaining the thought process of his 12 year old self Newman swerves seamlessly into Jakob's story in an impressive display of control over voice The two narrative sound so distinct from each other and somehow remain so authentic to the characters which is such a hard thing to do and Newman nailed it There are a couple of plot elements that force you to stretch your imagination of what's possible but not enough that it bothered me too terribly The writing is moving and the story was engaging I have no idea why I didn't go back to it sooner I definitely wish I had I really really loved this book It's a bittersweet tale of a boy who has lost his father during the early years of WWIIThe book begins with a glimpse into Jack’s seemingly perfect life eating a meal with his mother and father in the warmth of their Manhattan apartment But this is the last moment like this for Jack his world is about to change Pearl Harbor has been bombed and then several months later he loses his father in a terrible accident that happens right in front of him Thanks to the power of his radio programs Jack convinces himself that his father did not die but instead he is out there somewhere helping the government round up Nazi spies Jack is determined to help his father by finding a Nazi spy too Jakob on the other hand has a tale of great love and great loss He must be in his early 30’s yet the life he had already led makes him seem so much older I love the way Ms Newman weaves historical events into her story particularly in Jakob's struggle of being a German Jew living in Berlin in the late 1930's I really recommend A Master Plan for Rescue This book was beautifully written and very moving Full of emotional highs and lows it is the tale about a young boy who does whatever it takes to hang on to his belief in his fatherFor my full review please visit Hidden Staircase Thanks to First to Read for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I do not think there will ever come a time when we run out of wonderful novels set during World War II In A Master Plan for Rescue we meet Jack a young boy in NYC who loses his father early on in the war He decides his father is not dead but fighting Nazis instead Across the ocean is Jakob a German Jew living in Berlin and struggling in his own way with the war This is a touching story about war and grief And yes almost all war stories are but Newman's novel stands out because of her superb writing This one will lingerDo you get our New Books Newsletter? You should There are stories within this story A boy who loses his distance vision a man who grew up in New York with a Nazi sympathizer a Jewish man who barely escaped Nazi Germany with his life a young woman sneaked to New York from a refugee camp in western France The boy's friends have fathers or brothers in the war There are two mothers who are physically present but spiritually absent Two boys construct elaborate stories around their departed loved ones A man who can fix anything cannot fix his beloved's weak heart Multiple love stories start with a wild entrancing young woman with a faulty bicycle meeting a young man who can fix her bikeMost enchantingly the characters in this book have powers Jack the 12 year old can hear what people really mean no matter what they say His father can read people Jakob the Jewish German American can make himself effectively invisible attracting no attention to himself The plot is the stuff of dreams Full of spies and secrets these New Yorkers are far from the battlefield action but thoughts of the war fill their minds Jakob and Jack hatch a plan to rescue children from the French refugee camp a plan that would never work a plan that seems ludicrous but they plan it and carry it out nonetheless The story is very much of its place and time but also very much of hope and dreams and love It's a wonderful readI got a free copy of this from Panguin's First to Read program A heartwarming and uniue story set in New York City during World War IIIt was so easy to fall in love with A Master Plan for Rescue I didn't really know what to expect out of this book but Newman's writing style was addictive and I uickly finished this slow moving book in only two days Not so much a book with a strong plot or storyline AMPfR was much about the emotional connections between each of the characters and how love can still manage to conuer all even in the most horrible of circumstancesAlthough slightly predictable this story is special because of its lovable and relatable characters They each have depth and I really enjoyed Newman's interesting narration style in which Jack told the majority of the story but every so often one of the other characters would take over for a little while It made for a really engaging read in which it was very easy to get to know so many of the charactersI really liked this book a lot but part of me wishes that it had had a stronger plot The title A Master Plan for Rescue doesn't come into play until about 23rds of the way through the book which I thought was confusing and kind of strange The title also makes the book sound a lot exciting? Or adventuresome? There is some of that but it's a very subtle emotional book that does not have very much action I think that it definitely could've been given a better name in order to accurately portray its contentsBut overall AMPfR was such a cute — yet actually pretty deep — novel that is totally different from any other WWII book I've read I love reading about that time period but often it's hard for books to surprise me with it as I've surely read at least 100 books about it over my lifetime But this was definitely a surprise It's such an innocent little story that manages to pack a big punch It was totally worth the read and I definitely recommend it for fans of historical fiction I received a galley copy from First to Read and I'll be recommending it to everyone While the author sets the novel in the WWII era it was almost hard for me to remember how many years separated me from the main character The messages of love loss faith and freedom ring through in every word and era Jack is a twelve year old boy that idolizes his father and appears to have an idyllic childhood However when his family is struck with tragedy Jack's world is brought to its knees To deal with his heartache Jack starts hunting down Nazis convinced that that is how he can fix his problems That is how he meets Jakob and their encounter will help them both heal their broken heartsTo begin I must say that I was not aware this novel dealt with WWII or the early years of the Holocaust Even towards the end I did not know what to expect out of the novel and these surprises were welcome The narrative is told by Jack and Jakob both of whom experience tragedy in their lives The prose is excellent Janis Cooke Newman particularly shines in creating very distinct voices for her characters On one hand we have Jack whose innocence and hopefulness are palpable and his actions believable considering his circumstances For me this novel is part a coming of age story Then there is Jakob a man wiser beyond his years due to his painful past At the risk of giving away the plot I'll leave it at that While novels about WWII are a dime a dozen this one stands out because of its original approach The story does not take place on a warfront or concentration camp Rather it plays out on the streets of NY through the imagination of a twelve year old Irish American boy Trust me it works The ending while being very heartwarming was a touch predictable Still this novel was a wonderful read and I already have my eye on another novel by Newman Set in 1942 New York and Berlin A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life giving powers of storytelling and the heroism that can be inspired by love In essence it is two love stories It is the story of a child who worships his parents then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life then watches her decline forever changing the arc of his future Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough it will restore some part of what or whom he has lostBut when they meet this boy and this man their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible Sharing stories of the people they have lost they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back – even if only in spiritA Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale propelled by history and imagination that suggests people's impact upon the world doesn't necessarily end with their lives and that to some degree we are the sum of the stories we tell My thoughts My words can't do this book justice Brilliant how it is woven together I stopped several times to say yes this is why I read I could feel myself laying with him there listening to the radio it felt so real Newman does an excellent job I was surprised to read this was her debut When the truancy officer came wow Wow is all I can say What a book This is a must read I adore the cover too This book isn't your usual read by the beach book you will not breeze through it and it will not make you happy But you will have a deeper appreciation for people and this is why we read

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • A Master Plan for Rescue
  • Janis Cooke Newman
  • 05 December 2014
  • 9781594633614