A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah--blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish--finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass, befriend the daughter of a key scientist, and steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training from her actress mother in the art of impersonation, Sarah thinks she's ready. But nothing prepares her for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined....
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Orphan Monster Spy Reviews
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Sarah, abandoned at a checkpoint in Nazi Germany because her mother was shot and killed (a really thrilling first chapter, I must say), finds refuge with a man she soon refers to as Captain (ORPHAN). In his company, she is able to channel her survival skills in order to help prevent a bomb from destroying most of Europe (SPY). During her mission, however, she is presented with multip ...more
3.5/5 I liked the clever and badass main character, Sarah, and I typically love reading WWII historical fiction. However, while this book did have some exciting moments, I mostly found myself slogging through it and putting it down for long periods of time. It was not a bad book by any means and I suggest this for anyone who liked Codename Verity or Between Shades of Gray.
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Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fateful night and then falls into the company of a British agent. Said agent picks up on Sarah's skills (her Aryan appearance helps) and decides to send her to an exclusive girl's boarding school in 1939 Nazi Germany in orde ...more
I have received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way.
so penguin just randomly sent me a hardback copy of this?? like i wasn't notified beforehand or anything... thanks, penguin!
I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character Sarah was really well fleshed out. Everything she did was so understandable in the circumstances she was in. She was such an incredibly strong female character for the time and I loved her. She did a lot of things that were definitely on the side of bad, but not anything I can fault her for in her situation.
It was incredibly intense, a lot of things happen that were just completely horrible and made me feel very uncomfortable. Espe ...more
This book is very interesting.
the story is absolutly engaging.
While the style of writing and the narration isn't typically my jam, I am thoroughly impressed with the depth of research, worldbuilding, and sensitivity toward the portrayal of a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. This is the opposite of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die, which I found to be an antisemitic hot mess of a book last year, and I am so very thrilled to see a Jewish girl who is the hero of her own story, who was violent and imperfect and fierce, who had a label thrust upon her and used her ability ...more
I absolutely loved this book. It's fierce, spirited and exciting - and it combines two of my favourite things, early 20th century history and boarding school books. Sarah is a brilliant main character, and the situation the book puts her in (infiltrating a Nazi boarding school as a Jewish girl) is incredibly tense. There are some frightening and violent parts to this book, obviously, so it's one for older readers, but anyone 14+ who likes historical thrillers will really enjoy this.
*Please note ...more