Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

The Girl in the Blue Coat is a historical fiction novel set in Amsterdam during World War II.  Hanneke, a Dutch girl, makes a living making black market deliveries while at the same time trying to deal with the painful memories of losing her boyfriend in the war. When one of her customers asks her to find a missing Jewish girl, she is drawn into a mystery that will bring challenges, tragedy and impossible choices that will change her life. Hanneke, like most children during World War II is forced to grow up too fast, but in the process changes from a reserved, grief-stricken girl to a courageous heroine who puts her own life in danger to save a girl she has never met.

If you liked   Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087 or Between Shades of Gray, you'll want to pick this one up.

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