Parents' Guide to

Deep Sea

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.

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Even readers who have not read the other two installments in this compelling series will have no trouble following Stephie's story here. Author Annika Thor mixes in details many teens face growing up -- fighting with siblings, helping friends through tough situations, figuring out how to pay for school -- with Stephie's stressful family situation, being separated from her parents during the Holocaust.

Readers will definitely learn a lot about what it was like to be a Jewish child refugee during World War II, but they also will find a tender coming-of-age story and a strong, smart, loving protagonist who's easy to root for.

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