It’s not safe for Jews in Vienna, so Stephie and her little sister, Nellie, have to start a new life on a tiny Swedish island. But Stephie can’t speak the language, Aunt Marta is so strict, and everything smells of fish! How will she ever fit in?
Ages 10+
Pages 248
Publisher Penguin Random House
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal Winner

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Review by yellowisgreat

This was a great book and kept me hooked until the very last page. It was incredible to see Stephie navigate this tricky situation, and gave me a lot to think about. There is just one thing that bothered me: I did not like how Stephie and her younger sister Nellie grew so apart. It wasn't very satisfying as a reader, and I would have liked things to go differently for them. But, then again, maybe that's just be. Apart from that, though, this is an excellent book and a must read!

Oct 05, 2021 09:24 PM
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Review by Japan

I didn’t really care for it

Jun 04, 2021 04:16 PM
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Review by LNA1

It was an interesting book. I like learning about history. This book teaches about the Holocaust.

Apr 06, 2021 03:50 PM
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I loved this book!

Review by Pup

I couldn’t put this book down and I immediately read the next book in this series. This book takes place during the Holocaust. It’s about two sisters that have to leave their parents and go to Sweden. I recommend this book if you like to read books about the Holocaust, historical fiction, or are struggling to fit in.

Apr 02, 2021 08:14 PM
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Great book

Review by Aponi

Hope you pick this book it was GREAT! Very good book

Mar 07, 2021 11:07 PM