Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald
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Odette’s Secrets – Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats. After Odette’s father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return.
On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl—going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity.
Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers—and written in moving free-verse poetry—this is a story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight.
We recently got a chance to read this heartbreaking yet hopeful story. The book is written in such a way that it tells a story that happened a long time ago, yet it’s compelling for today’s readers. Definitely a must read.
About the Author: Maryann Macdonaldhas written more than twenty books, including The Costume Copycat and The Little Piano Girl. She lives in New York, New York. Visit her website at www.maryannmacdonald.com
Odette’s Secrets book is perfect for ages 10 and up, with 240 pages, costs $16.99 and it’s available from February 2013.
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