If I Should Die Before I Wake

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - 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  - pokarekareana - LibraryThing

I wrote elsewhere about the dangers of fictionalising the Holocaust, but I think Nolan started to make a really good impression here. It tells the tale of Hilary, a teenage girl who has become ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
11
CHAPTER THREE
19
CHAPTER FOUR
30
CHAPTER FIVE
43
CHAPTER SIX
51
CHAPTER SEVEN
66
CHAPTER EIGHT
77
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
144
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
162
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
177
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
188
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
207
CHAPTER NINETEEN
209
CHAPTER TWENTY
224
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
238

CHAPTER NINE
91
CHAPTER TEN
99
CHAPTER ELEVEN
114
CHAPTER TWELVE
122
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
141
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
252
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
268
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
275
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
280
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About the author (1994)

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

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