Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Girl On The Platform by Ellie Midwood

Libertas moved to Berlin to get away from her family, but it wasn’t any better there.  Hitler was in control.​

Libertas worked at MGM studios and saw what was going on.

The first incident that caused her to think about resisting was when her friend Martin disappeared one day and she was summoned to the offices of the Germans to sign a paper saying he had committed suicide when in fact he was thrown out of the window of his apartment.

​​Libertas continues to work at the MGM studios offices, and once Libertas meets Harro, she seems as happy as she can be under the situation in Berlin.​​

This story is based on the life of Libertas Schulze-Boysen and follows Libertas as she and Harro join the resistance.

​​Very tense and heartbreaking as you see the harrowing, awful things they go through.​​

A little too non-fictionish for me, but excellent and very well written.

​​Readers of historical fiction and specifically WWII will enjoy THE GIRL ON THE PLATFORM.

Gorgeous cover. 4/5​​

This book was given to me by Bookouture via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.​



  1. Enjoy if you read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I want to learn more....this one does sound tempting.

    1. It is very interesting, but as I mentioned too much like non-fiction.

      Enjoy if you read it, Laurel.

    2. But isn't it suppose too? It's based on actual events.

    3. Yes on based on actual events, but other books fictionalize it more. :)