Published: January 20, 2013
Page Count: 154 pages
Source: Blog Tour Stop
3rd Generation and Beyond is a book of powerful life philosophies according to a Third Generation Holocaust descendant. Each chapter gives a little more insight into how we, as individuals, can empower ourselves and the world around us. By this time, you would think we would have learned our lesson. By now, you would think humankind would have found a way to live together peacefully. For some reason that is not the case. 3rd Generation takes us on a journey through the perspective of a young woman who wants to know why we can't seem to find common ground. Her insightful life philosophies are all inspired by her view of the world as a Third Generation descendant of the Holocaust. Her grandparents experienced the worst of times, yet still held onto the belief that life can and should be beautiful. Their life lessons will help you discover how we can all create a better world. ... a treasure of inspiring, thoughtful life lessons interwoven with what Danna learned from her grandparents who were Holocaust survivors.
3rd Generation and Beyond is a heartbreaking, heartwarming read that left me shocked and stunned. Emotionally brutal and wonderfully executed, 3rd Generation and Beyond shines.
I stepped out of my normal comfort zone when reading this book - I've never read a nonfiction book (crazy, right?), especially one about the Holocaust. And since I'm only a freshman in school, I haven't studied much about the Holocaust. What I learned from this book really opened my eyes. Pycher's description and way she told the story sent chills crawling across my skin and left me shocked. If you're looking for a tearjerker book, this book is the way to go!
I loved the inspiring part of the book - the part that tries to create a better world. I really appreciated that it was thrown into 3rd Generation and Beyond, and since the author's grandparents were actually Holocaust survivors, we get even more depth and insight into this terrifying and brutal time period. And I agree with loads of things in the book! "Her grandparents experienced the worst of times, yet still held onto the belief that like can and should be beautiful." Absolutely.
Overall, 3rd Generation and Beyond wasn't a typical book that I would pick up, but I'm very happy that I did! 3rd Generation and Beyond stands out.
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