Casanova, Mary, The Klipfish Code. Sandpiper, 2007. Pgs. 223. Language: PG, Violence: PG, Sexual Content: G
The year is 1942 and Nazis have taken over Norway. After her village in Lufwaffe, 12-year-old, Marit’s parents have send her away to live with relatives. Trouble follows her, however, when the Nazis begin picking 1 out of every 10 teachers and sending the to concentration camps. . As rebellion surfaces more and more in an attempt to preserve the country’s dignity and freedom, British arrive in attempt to help the Norwegians. Traitors and soldiers are everywhere. With no idea who to trust, can Marit find a way to reunite her family and maintain her individuality? Will she be able to keep out of the concentration camps?
A realistic portrayal of World War II and how war affected everyone. The story is a little slow, but the characters are likable. Readers who like World War II novels and historical fiction will enjoy reading this book.EL (4-6), MS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.