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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Book Review-- Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America by Katrina Shawver

I really wanted to love this book. I cannot classify it as excellent. Henry's story is very impressive. He is very lucky, makes the right friends, and in lots of instances is in the right place at the right time. The fact that he survived is Amazing! Henry's story is harrowing and his attitude is inspiring.

The problems I had were with the writing. The Title didn't really fit the story, in my opinion. I do believe that this is the author's first book, so maybe that is part of the issues. A proofreader would have helped this story immensely. I am hoping that some of the mistakes were corrected before publishing, as this review is in reference to an advanced copy.

Henry's story needed to be told. His story is extremely honest, he did not hold back on the parts that make you cringe. In order to learn from this we need to be hit where it hurts. Henry's story will hurt you and change you. Henry is Amazing!

**Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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