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Girl in the Blue Coat

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Girl in the Blue Coat

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$9.99 US | $12.99 CAN
Available April 4, 2017

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316260633
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  About The Book

The nationally bestselling, critically-acclaimed story of bravery, grief, and love in WWII-now in paperback.

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion.

On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea to find a person--a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action.

Beautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, gripping novel about bravery, grief, and love in impossible times.



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  Praise

A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2016
A Booklist Best Young Adult Book of 2016
An Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel 2017
A Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection 2017

"Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming-of-age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War II. It's an important and page-turning look at the choices all of us--including young adults--have to make in wartime. A beautiful combination of heartbreak, loss, young love, and hope." —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale



  Author

Monica Hesse is an author and journalist with The Washington Post. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their dog.



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