In Rose Under Fire, Rose Justice is a young woman who fights to retain her humanity despite the awful circumstances in which she finds herself. Rose is 18 years old and loves to fly. She leaves her safe home in Pennsylvania to cross the Atlantic and join the Air Transport Auxiliary service in England. There Rose flies planes from one end of Britain to the other as part of the war effort.
When she is offered the opportunity to deliver a plane to newly liberated Paris, she jumps at the chance. But in Europe she is captured by the German Air Force and shipped to Ravensbruck, the horrific concentration camp for women. There Rose uses her ability to make friends and her love of poetry to survive. This young adult novel confronts readers with human nature in all its complexity. (Disney-Hyperion)