Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Girl in the Blue Coat
ISBN: 0316260630
EAN13: 9780316260633
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 4, 2017
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 8.27" L x 5.51" W
Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times

Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming-of-age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War I. 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
A tapestry of guilt and acceptance, growing responsibility, and reluctant heroism, Hanneke's coming-of-age under heartbreaking circumstances is a jarring reminder of how war consumes and transforms the passions of ordinary life. Every devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true. -Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity
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 Read More chevron_right

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   Even in a war life
Hanneke grew up in ways no one should have to. In "The Black Market," a young girl works to provide for her family and learns that even in war life still happens. Our decisions have life-changing consequences, he said.
 
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   Pass on this one
The plot is terrible, the pacing slow and too many of the same details. In this classroom, I'm an English teacher. Bad call of those judges. My daughter has read over 30 books on Holocaust fiction, and this was literally the only one that she didn't like. I think PeopleSoft customers deserve better customer service, Ellison said.
 
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   Sad but good
This story was very good, said Sara Fields, assistant managing editor of The Atlantic. It was a tough read, even though I couldn't put it down. The ending was very sad but it was still a really good story, PG-13 said.
 
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   well written
The English writer, novelist, essayist and baron was master of the English language. Even in the most difficult of situations, she conveys both the best and the worst of humanity. It never insults your intelligence or stirs up sensationalized emotions. Though the writers and performers may not have succeeded in creating such a complex and lovable set of characters, the show's two main characters seem as real and relatable as one's own relatives.
 
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   Tense and exciting
In "The Girl Who Stole the Blue COAT," a young woman living in Holland during the Nazi Occupation is forced into smuggling and utilizing the Black Market to feed her family and friends. One of her regulars, who has no interest in the child, asks her to find "the girl in the blue coat." Secrets, betrayals, lost friendships, dead lovers and danger on all sides make this a compelling and tense read. In occupied Jerusalem, life is made real and horrific. Although billed as a young adult novel, it will appeal to anyone interested in WWII and the resistance, especially in Holland. 5 stars.
 
5
   Great book for many different types of readers
I listened to this audiobook book a few months ago and really enjoyed everything about it, Morgenthau said. Because it's a while, I can't remember all the details, and won't leave a full synopsis here. I will say the story involves the reader and touches on some more serious topics, but is wholly appropriate for a young adult audience, McBride said. Yes, it's classified as a young adult book, but I've read some of those other ones and don't think they've been classified correctly. I don't think you'll be too concerned about this one, Tunick said. It may have been the first book I ever recommended to my wife that she actually enjoyed. She's said she's liked others, but this is the first time she really seemed to get excited about something. It passed her book club's stringent criteria, even though she hasn't read it. Unfortunately, the library doesn't have many copies so if you can just buy one, it's great.
 
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   Beautifully written.
This book is touted as a young reader, but I think it's apropos to all readers. It's a mystery set in the midst of Nazi occupation, about a Jewish girl who vanished in a secret Jewish hideaway. There is a surprise ending to this season's finale that is worth waiting for. A passionate and witty book, The Fifth Estate is a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize.
 
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   Intense!
Intended for a YA audience, the book's content and subject matter make it engaging for adults as well. The third and final season will be filmed in the Netherlands during World War II. In "Do the Right Thing," a young woman is involved in the black market. A passionate and witty parable in the tradition of Thomas Hardy's "The Seven Years' War," "The Young Lady" tells the story of a young love, war, survival and devotion. Rich in detail and depth, the anguished soul of hope drives the action. He said the ravages of war and the price of freedom were issues that were broached with sensitivity and discernment. It's been a tough few weeks for the entire Naval Academy, and losses are agonizing and the challenges of survival are considerable. Very good book, very well written.
 
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   The Girl in the Blue Coat
Based on true events of the time, "The Third Reich" tells the story of the Dutch resistance during World War II. The story follows a group of friends who get caught up in the black market after the Germans' occupation. The spirit of the main character and the geographical setting reminded me of some of the movies. I'm not usually a book worm, and the fact that I found it so interesting is a real compliment to the author.
 
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