If I Should Die Before I Wake

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Harcourt Brace, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 225 pages
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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. But then she is critically injured during a motorcycle accident with her boyfriend, Brad, and nothing will ever be the same.

Lying near death in a Jewish hospital, Hilary finds herself bombarded by memories of a life in Poland - she becomes Chana, a girl whose family is forced from their home by the Nazis and marched to the Lodz ghetto, where starvation drives people to desperate acts and the streets are smeared with filth. Those who are strong enough to survive are shipped to the mass slaughterhouse at Auschwitz.

How can Chana endure such a life? And how can Hilary?

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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

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1994)

HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edge which won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her husband on the East Coast.

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