The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

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The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Genre: Historical fiction, Fantasy, YA
3 stars.

“If the story was happy, you’d care less about that tiny little bit of freedom . . . We wouldn’t like the daylight if it wasn’t for the night. We wouldn’t notice the stars if not for the endless dark of night. All the story, like you said? That’s the important part. The sad parts are all about surviving. We are a people that survives. We endure. We will endure this too.” Continue reading “The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke”

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Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin

51cqx6euxal-_sx350_bo1204203200_Genre: Historical, Holocaust, YA
4.5 stars.

This book sneaks up on you.

It’s quiet. So quiet. A teenage girl who doesn’t get along with her mother is stood up by her date. An older sister who dreams of working in the theater. Normal things. Life things. Continue reading “Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin”