If I Should Die Before I Wake

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Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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Hilary hates Jews. As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging. But when she's critically injured in an accident, everything changes.
Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration camps of World War II.
Han Nolan offers powerful insight into one young woman's survival through the Holocaust and another's journey out of hatred and self-loathing.
Reader's guide and an interview with the author included.

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User Review  - aimless22 - LibraryThing

An intriguing premise drew me to this novel. The back cover reads in part, "Sixteen-year-old Hilary Burke hates Jews. As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anya_Rose - LibraryThing

Let me begin with, you should definitely read this book. I started this book and could have devoured it all in one sitting but I stopped halfway through because I was worried I'd get nightmares ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

HAN NOLAN has won many awards for her teen fiction, including the National Book Award for Dancing on the Edge. She lives in New England.

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