Genevieve's War

Genevieve's War

Book - 2017
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Thirteen-year-old American girl Genevieve has spent the summer of 1939 at her grandmother's farm in Alsace, France. Then she makes an impulsive choice: to stay in France. It proves to be a dangerous decision. World War II erupts. The Nazis conquer Alsace and deport the Jews and others. A frightening German officer commandeers a room in Meme's farmhouse. And when Gen's friend Remi commits an act of sabotage, Gen is forced to hide him in the attic--right above the Nazi officer's head. Genevieve's War is a gripping story that brings the war in occupied France vividly to life. It is a companion work to Lily's Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book.
Publisher: .New York : Holiday House, c2017
ISBN: 9780823438006
Branch Call Number: J GIF
Characteristics: 222 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Stadtlander, Becca


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ArapahoeMarcia Oct 03, 2018

Learn about an American teenager, visiting her grandmonther in Alsace, who is caught in the crossfire at the start of WWII.

Jun 30, 2018

This was a really good book! I found it started a bit slow, but it picked up when you read more.

Jan 23, 2018

Some unexpected twists in the story. Great history lesson.

Chapel_Hill_KrystalB Jul 06, 2017

Touching (but not sappy) historical fiction (WWII) that should appeal to a wide range of ages.

May 21, 2017

For young historical fiction fans with a taste for World War II, this is a really solid bet. It’s set in France, and follows Genevieve, an American girl staying with her French grandmother who gets trapped in the country during the Nazi occupation. While the circumstances surrounding Genevieve’s presence in the country (both at the outset, and throughout the course of the book) feel a bit contrived, that’s the only bit of this that really rings false. Everything else is beautifully drawn, showing that there is plenty of emotional weight to be found in WWII stories even away from the battlefields and concentration camps. Fans of Kimberly Brubacker Bradley’s “The War That Saved My Life” will find this a similarly affecting read, though perhaps not quite as memorable as that title.

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