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.
WWII-set spy drama, with a smart, young heroine you need to win through
In the early days of the war, a 15-year-old Jewish girl is trying to make her way out of Germany after the death of her mother. Being small for her age through malnutrition and with much-prized blonde hair and blue eyes, Sarah is also a good actress and about to escape when she makes a split-second decision to help a mysterious man... and finds herself becoming involved in the shady world of spies.
Turning out to be a natural ...more
"Would the future Germany have any evidence of its crimes? Would it smell bad and would people even know why?"
This book is a World War II novel. The main protagonist is Sarah, who is a Jew with an Aryan appearance. After her mother get killed abandoned and alone she meets a man who turns out it be a spy. She is recruited by him to to be a spy and go inside and infiltrated a Nazi boarding school.
Sarah was an incredibly strong character. She kept all her suffering and violence she has witnesse ...more
Edge of the seat tense from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down.
This was intense and I loved every section of it. You thought the girls in your high school were mean? Think again. This was an interesting fictional perspective on the horrors of Nazism from a Jewish girl who "passes" and infiltrates a community of Nazi elites.
Disclaimer: A few scenes were a bit cringeworthy violent (which I love, in an admittedly sick way) but just a warning for anyone who may be a bit sensitive and/or if considering for a younger teen. (I'm not about censorship but I underst ...more
This was such an exhilarating read and a book that really is so different from anything else in the YA genre right now; I read this in its entirety during one day of the '24in48' Readathon this weekend, I absolutely couldn't put it down.
Set at the dawn of World War 2, Sarah has just witnessed her mother's murder, after fleeing their home because of Jewish round-ups, and somehow lands in the care of a British spy, Captain Floyd. He takes her under his wing, who realizes that her long blond hair, ...more
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
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