by Paul McHugh
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Pub Date 28 Jun 2022 | Archive Date Not set
Past worlds can inform the present. In 1940, Antifa is Norway.
On the shore of Oslo Fjord, teenagers Kristian Thorsen and Helene Berg watch in shock and horror as their world is upended by a Nazi invasion.
Driven apart by tragic events, Helene and Kristian take different paths to joining the Resistance, but fate soon swirls them back together. Like many who rebel against the invasion, they must become spies and secret agents on the fly, making big mistakes along the way. Yet along this tortuous path, they are surprised by moments of grace.
When Helene manages to steal secret Nazi plans for precision bombing of England, Kristian launches a life-or-death effort to get that crucial intelligence across the North Sea and into Allied hands. He’ll try anything to defeat the fascist invaders—and to win Helene's heart.
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Thank you, Bronzeville Books, for the advance reading copy.
I was nervous the entire time I was reading this book!
Who would have thought a young adult historical fiction would make me that nervous?!
I was expecting to take my own sweet time to read this book. However, I just couldn't put down the book when I started reading the first few pages, you know, just to "try it out". Well, I would say the writing impressed me! The characters are intense as the situation demands. The plot is different from all the other WW2 historical fiction I have read before.
The writing, the characters, the central theme and the ending all lived up perfectly to the blurb provided. If the blurb convinces you, the actual content of the book gets more convincing.
I love the book. However, I just couldn't vibe with the chemistry and the romance between the main characters.
Overall, a very convincing plot with realistic characters and a very satisfying ending.
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