Briar Rose

Length: 2 Pages 408 Words

In a nutshell: Briar Rose is the story of the Holocaust intertwined with the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. The story begins with the death of the "Gemma," the grandmother of Becca. Through out Becca’s life Gemma told the story of Sleeping Beauty many times to her. Now, however, after making a promise to her grandmother, to find her past, the once insignificant fairy tale might be a clue to her actual past. Before her grandmother's death Becca had vowed to fulfill her grandmothers promise, which was to rediscover her origin. After the grandmother's death, Becca became intrigued in what she h Continue...


It's one book you won't want to put down until you're done. In the box there were only vague clues about Gemma's past. ad found in a box Gemma left behind. Drawn to the mystery of her grandmothers past, Becca continued to search for clues. Gemma's past was darker than Becca thought. What's so special: The book has a rich and intriguing story line. As Joseph told his story, Becca began to realize not only the significance of the story; but also what Gemma actually went through. Once in Poland Becca tries to solve the mystery. After finding the truth Becca returns home content, knowing she has fulfilled her vow. Joseph goes on to explain how he had saved Gemma by bringing her back to life, the escape from the concentration camps, and finally, freedom. Gemma's fairy tales were not all so make believe in the end. One story retells certain memories Becca had with her grandmother, and the second story is about what is presently going on in Becca's life. The story explained Joseph's and Gemma's escape from the Holocaust. When Becca goes to Joseph Potocki, a once close friend of Gemma, this is all answered There in Joseph Potocki's house Becca finds the shocking conclusion to her grandmother's past.