A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah--blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish--finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass, befriend the daughter of a key scientist, and steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training from her actress mother in the art of impersonation, Sarah thinks she's ready. But nothing prepares her for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined....
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Orphan Monster Spy Reviews
There were moments while reading this book that I hated it but I couldn’t stop listening to it (read it on audiobook). As any narrative relating to the holocaust and being a Jewish family during the eve of WW2 there are moments that are very descriptive and sad . The story centers on a 15 year old Jewish girl who loses her mother and wants to get out of Austria before the Nazis get to her , meanwhile she runs into a British spy who is in trouble of getting caught. They help each other and sudden ...more
I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book at Holly Bourne’s book premiere and for Matt Killeen’s first novel, I thought it was amazing! If I was to see this in a book shop, it definitely wouldn’t be something I would’ve even picked up, let alone considered reading, so I am glad that I received this book in my goody bag. Spy novels set in the past are definitely not my kind of thing, but I think as it’s such a realistic book, with no fantasy element and it follows a young girl, it was eas ...more
I was completely immersed in this story of a 15 year old Jewish girl who agrees to become a spy in the battle to defeat Hitler. I may be suffering burn out from reading too many books set in this time period, but this was a new World War II plot for me. The book begins with the murder of Sarah's mother at a checkpoint. Orphaned, terrified and with no identity papers, Sarah starts to run. She encounters a man with an unidentifiable accent and the two manage to rescue each other. She comes to know ...more
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Received in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UK.
Set during the outbreak of the World War Two, Orphan Monster Spy follows the story of Sarah, a German Jewish orphan who loses everything one fateful night and then falls into the company of a British agent. Said agent picks up on Sarah's skills (her Aryan appearance helps) and decides to send her to an exclusive girl's boarding school in 1939 Nazi Germany in orde ...more
This is an emotional and heart-pounding story!
Повествование от третьего лица – с точки зрения Сары.
Книга средних размеров, язык довольно сложный, из-за множества вставленных автором немецких слов читается тяжело. Если честно, я не поняла, зачем было писать книгу на английском и вставлять немецкие слова, если, по идее, все персонажи говорят на немецком, то есть как бы английский в данном случае – перевод с немецкого. Немецкие слова надо было вставлять, если бы персонажи и сами говорили на английском, и лишь иногда (а не всегда) у них проскал ...more
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 stars. (I can't decide between a 4 or 5 stars so it's going in the middle).
When Sarah’s mother is killed at a checkpoint trying to get out of Nazi Germany, Sarah -a blue-eyed blonde Jewish girl- finds herself on the run from a government that wants her dead. Then she meets a strange man with a strange accent, a British spy. He enlists the help of Sarah because he needs her to do something he can’t do ...more
In Matt Killeen's World War II drama, blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish Sarah finds herself on the run from the government--and straight into the lap of a mysterious man who she discovers is a spy.
He needs Sarah to become a spy to, in a different manner than infiltrating the government: Infiltrating an elite Nazi boarding school.
There, Sarah must pull off the mission he cannot--befriend the daughter of a key scientist and steal the blueprints to a bomb with the potential to destroy countles ...more