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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“Sarah knew better than to judge by appearances. Young and old, tall and short, ugly and beautiful, fit and crippled- Sarah knew them to be equally capable of goodness, or in her experience, equally vicious and horrible.”
‘Orphan Monster Spy’, the debut novel Matt Killeen is a young-adult historical fiction in the backdrop of The Holocaust. The protagonist in the story is Sarah, a fierce, clever Jew with an Aryan appearance, who has nothing to lose.
Повествование от третьего лица – с точки зрения Сары.
Книга средних размеров, язык довольно сложный, из-за множества вставленных автором немецких слов читается тяжело. Если честно, я не поняла, зачем было писать книгу на английском и вставлять немецкие слова, если, по идее, все персонажи говорят на немецком, то есть как бы английский в данном случае – перевод с немецкого. Немецкие слова надо было вставлять, если бы персонажи и сами говорили на английском, и лишь иногда (а не всегда) у них проскал ...more
Gripping and uncomfortably chilling. I just couldn't put it down. I had been sick when I read this book. However, I found myself reading it until I reached half of it! It's crazy, TMI I know.
Sarah's appearance puts her into an advantage to be an undercover spy in an all girls boarding school for children of the Nazis or important people working for Der Führer. Since Sarah had nowhere to go, she (unwillingly) accepted the Captain's challenge. Trigger warning: All kinds of abuse.
It had been conve ...more
Fifteen-year old Sarah becomes an orphan when her mother is shot to death at a checkpoint, trying to escape Germany. While Jewish by birth, Sarah is blonde and can pass as Aryan. She is brave and quite an actress, saving the life of an English spy. To exact revenge, Sarah agrees to be placed in a Nazi boarding school to infiltrate the fortress home of a scientist close to developing a nuclear bomb for the Third Reich. The school is horrific, and Sarah has to overcome abuse from teachers and stud ...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!
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
5 Words: War, power, monster, school, violence.
Sarah is FIERCE.
Review to come!