Friday, October 2, 2015

Odette's Secret

12969636For Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris, nowhere is safe. So when Odette Meyer’s father is sent to a Nazi work camp, Odette’s mother takes desperate measures to protect her, sending Odette deep into the French countryside. There, Odette pretends to be a peasant girl, even posing as a Christian–and attending Catholic masses–with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets, and when the war ends Odette must figure out whether she can resume life in Paris as a Jew, or if she’s lost the connection to her former life forever. Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyer, this moving free-verse novel is a story of triumph over adversity.

Its hard to find books written in free verse, especially in the historical fiction genre. This one is great. Set in world war two and based on a true story, it's a hard to put down kind of read, but I feel like it was toned down a bit as far as the graphic parts of the war. But it is for middle school or younger. Overall I really liked it and was worth the read. It's short and written in verse so its a fast read. 

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