DISCLAIMER: I was provided with an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review. So, here it goes…
Wow. I guess you could say I’m blown away.
My Real Name is Hanna follows the tale of Hanna Slivka, a young, Jewish girl living in the devastating events of WWII. The book starts out in modern day, many years after the war, with Hanna (then known as Marcelina Rosenberg) informing her daughter that her real name is Hanna. She then proceeds to tell the shockingly traumatizing story that led to her changing her name and, more importantly, becoming the person she was.
I absolutely devoured this book. It was so mesmerizing and lyrical that I almost felt like I was reading a poem. It also should be noted that although this is a work of fiction, it felt all too real. While I was reading this novel, I wasn’t just READING it. I was standing right beside Hanna, my heart aching for her through every single hardship she went through.
Congratulations, Tara Lynn Masih, on composing an absolutely breathtaking piece of writing.
Thank you to NetGalley, Mandel Vilar Press, and the author for giving me a chance to read this magnificent novel.