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For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy Mass Market Paperback – 11 January 2005
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[STAR] "This suspenseful novel,...based on a true story, moves swiftly into action...Filled, but not laden, with the events of the war, and peppered with French language and the culture of music, this novel will appeal to readers who enjoy history and espionage."-SLJ
[STAR] "Based on Bradley’s interviews with the real Suzanne, this is an exciting account of a girl’s coming of age in a scary time. The historical context is neatly woven into the story."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"The action will have readers on the edge through the tense conclusion, and the epilogue is not to be missed."-The Bulletin
"A highly compelling look at the covert battle for freedom."-Publishers Weekly
An IRA Teachers' Choice
An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection
A VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection
A New York Public Library Book Pick
A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
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Suzanne David's everyday life is suddenly shattered in 1940 when a bomb drops on the main square of her hometown, the city of Cherbourg, France, killing a pregnant neighbor right in front of her. Until then the war had seemed far away, not something that would touch her or her teenage friends. Now Suzanne's family is kicked out onto the street as German soldiers take over their house as a barracks.
Suzanne clings to the one thing she really loves--singing. Her voice is so amazing that she is training to become an opera singer. As Suzanne travels around for rehearsals, cosume fittings, or lessons, she learns more about what the Nazis are doing and about the people who are "disappearing." Her travels are noticed by someone else, an organizer of the French Resistance. Soon Suzanne is a secret courier, a spy fighting for France and risking her own life for freedom.
"From the Hardcover edition.
- Publisher : Laurel Leaf; New title edition (11 January 2005)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0440418313
- ISBN-13 : 978-0440418313
- Reading age : 12 - 13 years
- Item Weight : 99.8 g
- Dimensions : 10.49 x 1.27 x 17.48 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #515,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not disappointed... and neither was my daughter.