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 Paper girl of Paris
 Author: Taylor, Jordyn

 Publisher:  HarperTeen, (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 359 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 873626 ISBN: 9780062936622
 Ages: 13-18 Grades: 8-12

 Teenage girls -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
 Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
 Apartments -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Fiction
 Secrets -- Fiction
 Grandmothers -- Fiction
 Paris (France) -- Fiction
 France -- History -- 1940-1945, German occupation -- Fiction

Price: $13.11

Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn't there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more than seventy years. Alice is determined to find out why the apartment was abandoned and why her grandmother never once mentioned the family she left behind when she moved to America after World War II.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 511895

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2020 When Alice inherits an apartment in Paris from her grandmother, she begins to uncover mysteries that the elder woman took to her grave. Discovering that her grandmother had a sister is a shock but not so much as the evidence that this mysterious great-aunt Adalyn may have been a Nazi sympathizer. Chapters jump between modern-day Alice sleuthing for answers and WWII Adalyn living in Nazi-occupied Paris, and an incredible tale of loss, lies, and resistance unfolds. As Alice learns the secrets of her family’s past, she must also confront the unspoken conflict in her family’s present—coming to understand her mother’s “dark phases”—and find the strength to face their issues head-on. Though at times the dramas of the present-day time line seem trivial compared to the atrocities of Nazi occupation, Adalyn’s story is a gripping and heart-wrenching look at the strength of human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds, and it will surely keep readers eager to know both tales. A strong historical fiction debut. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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