Odette's Secrets (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599907505, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats.
After Odette's father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return. On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl--going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity.
Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers--and written in moving free-verse poetry--this is the story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight.
About the Author
MARYANN MacDONALD has written more than twenty books, including The Costume Copycat and The Little Piano Girl. She lives in New York, New York.