“Resistance” by Brian Gallagher is an extremely engaging book which includes many good aspects including – but not limited to – Friendship, Family, Love and Loss. I enjoyed the layout – particularly how we not only see things from the hero(ines) point of view, but also their nemesis, someone who is actively working for the Nazis.

I enjoyed reading the prologue and realising the measures the oppressed took in the hopes of not being discovered. My favourite character was Mary. She never stopped doing her bit to try and get rid of what she thought wasn’t right. I really liked how she showed that too much of a good thing can compromise safety, as shown when Mary stands up to Dennis, but ends up showing her hand and revealing that she knows that he is a Nazi informant, putting Roisín (Rachel) in danger.

If asked to rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10, I would answer 8 – 9. I would recommend “Resistance” for ages 11 – 15.

By Amelia, 2nd year, Coláiste Oiriall, Monaghan

Resistance” by Brian Gallagher, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €8.99

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Pressfree of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review