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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.

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Best book ever

This is the best book ever! You will sit down, open it, and soon enough, you will be closing it with the thought and sense of that tingling feeling: that was the best book ever, and then about an hour later, you’ll want to read it again. I love how this book involves you with it’s codes, I love the plot twist, and the characters. This is Jennifer at it again with her incredible work. This is a must read best book ever, so read it!

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Author Jennifer A. Nielsen has created a very suspenseful tale that will keep the pages turning as she weaves together elements like codebreaking, escaping to freedom, and figuring out whom to trust. Readers will enjoy cracking codes along with Meg and will learn a lot about creative thinking and World War II history. Most characters are not very well developed, but some of them do become more rounded out and believable as their stories unfold. Hopefully readers will get a lot of food for thought about why people do what they do, and about judging groups of people, espcially based on where they're from. It may also spark a real interest in code breaking in some readers, with plenty of chances to solve Meg's coded messages and others the author provides in the back. At 400 pages and with some advanced vocabulary, it's best for big kids and up, who are strong, independent readers.

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