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Didn t like the protagonist, Hanneke, much Considering it s a YA book I guess it s in character to be self absorbed and not very empathic though.The story was historically accurate, which always makes me very happy Except I just could not understand why this search for this Jewish girl took place There was no real reason and in 1943 it was far too dangerous to start a search because someone asks you to.I didn t get any further than 3 stars until I came to the end The plot was well built up a Didn t like the protagonist, Hanneke, much Considering it s a YA book I guess it s in character to be self absorbed and not very empathic though.The story was historically accurate, which always makes me very happy Except I just could not understand why this search for this Jewish girl took place There was no real reason and in 1943 it was far too dangerous to start a search because someone asks you to.I didn t get any further than 3 stars until I came to the end The plot was well built up and very plausible, so an extra star for that The Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Mystery Novel in 2017.Hanneke a young woman in the Netherlands during the German occupation is asked to help find Mirjam, a missing young Jewish girl she doesn t know from adam There is back story too.A complex journey begins of suspense.much courage, love, loss, betrayal, self discovery redemptionall the feelings sad moments It s war heartbreaking real lives the history is is real the story feels real The c The Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Mystery Novel in 2017.Hanneke a young woman in the Netherlands during the German occupation is asked to help find Mirjam, a missing young Jewish girl she doesn t know from adam There is back story too.A complex journey begins of suspense.much courage, love, loss, betrayal, self discovery redemptionall the feelings sad moments It s war heartbreaking real lives the history is is real the story feels real The characters came so alive piercing into my heart and awakening my brain cells The complexity friendships plot twists just wonderfulThis novel is so passionately full of life No wonder it won so many awards It deserves it Multilayered rich Utterly engrossing Plenty of grist for book discussions @READ KINDLE ä Girl in the Blue Coat Û An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming of age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War II It s an important and page turning look at the choices all of us including young adults have to make in wartime A beautiful combination of heartbreak, loss, young love, and hope Kristin Hannah,New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale A tapestry of guilt and acceptance, growing responsibility, and reluctant heroism, Hanneke s coming of age under heartbreaking circumstances is a jarring reminder of how war consumes and transforms the passions of ordinary life Every devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name VerityAmsterdam,Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellionOn a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help Expecting to hear that Mrs Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman s frantic plea to find a person a Jewish teenager Mrs Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate actionBeautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, gripping novel from a bright new voice But when it comes down to it, we all die alone Monica Hesse, Girl in the Blue Coat 3 5 Well, this was good, a well written novel with an interesting plot, but nothing mind blowing, I mean, I personally found the main character to be a bit annoying and unlikable, and i didn t feel particularly touched by this story, but other than that, I guess this was worth the read But when it comes down to it, we all die alone Monica Hesse, Girl in the Blue Coat 3 5 Well, this was good, a well written novel with an interesting plot, but nothing mind blowing, I mean, I personally found the main character to be a bit annoying and unlikable, and i didn t feel particularly touched by this story, but other than that, I guess this was worth the read In the Note on Historical Accuracy at the end of the book, author Monica Hesse writes that she wanted to tell a story of small betrayals in the middle of a big war In this novel, she has certainly achieved that goal.Girl in the Blue Coat is a deeply moving story set in Amsterdam in 1943 Muchthan a work of historical fiction, there are many intricacies, questions and mysterious twists that the reader is looking to solve along with the narrator, Hanneke There are so many memorable chara In the Note on Historical Accuracy at the end of the book, author Monica Hesse writes that she wanted to tell a story of small betrayals in the middle of a big war In this novel, she has certainly achieved that goal.Girl in the Blue Coat is a deeply moving story set in Amsterdam in 1943 Muchthan a work of historical fiction, there are many intricacies, questions and mysterious twists that the reader is looking to solve along with the narrator, Hanneke There are so many memorable characters and their development was excellent I also felt there was some sort of special meaning throughout the entire story with Hanneke, Elsbeth and Bas and Mirjam, Amalia and T Betrayals and decisions made in haste, in fear, in wanting to do what s noble, all in the face of an occupation and a war I noted a particular page where Hanneke and her father were listening to the BBC on the radio at a low volume, with all of the windows closed and towels stuffed under the doors to keep sound from escaping And another where Hanneke is standing in front of a school and thinks that her whole life has been demolished brick by brick As I read this book, I could not help but feel that Monica Hesse put her entire heart and soul into this story Beautiful prose I read this book very quickly, not only because it s considered Young Adult which may have had something to do with it, but also just because the story was so completely engrossing, each character was so real and I was so vested in them, that each page, each chapter made me want to go on and read.Another excellent buddy read with my GR friend, Lisa Vegan, who always keeps me on track in sync and loves to discuss and analyze a good read with me Also read as a Joint Read with some friends from my favorite GR group, Novel Ideas and this book was my selection for my live book club, Lange Literati.Looking forward tofrom Monica Hesse.Note to self This was the first book I have read on WWII that was set in Amsterdam At 18, Hanneke Bakker trades goods on Amsterdam s thriving black market to help support herself and her parents This war has made the unconventional normal It s also taken its share of victims, including Bas, Hanneke s boyfriend and the boy she planned to marry Hanneke is left with guilt and sarrow after Bas s loss She encouraged him to join the Dutch army in what turned out to be a suicide mission By 1943, she exists in survival mode, not wanting to get too close to any of her black market At 18, Hanneke Bakker trades goods on Amsterdam s thriving black market to help support herself and her parents This war has made the unconventional normal It s also taken its share of victims, including Bas, Hanneke s boyfriend and the boy she planned to marry Hanneke is left with guilt and sarrow after Bas s loss She encouraged him to join the Dutch army in what turned out to be a suicide mission By 1943, she exists in survival mode, not wanting to get too close to any of her black market customers in case one of them tries to dodge a bill or ask for a favor Making friends can be a liability in occupied Holland.But ask a favor one of her customers does A middle aged widow who buys black market sausages has been hiding a young Jewish girl in her pantry, but she has vanished without a trace A girl with Jewish papers won t last long wandering the streets of Amsterdam, and Hanneke s client is desperate to get her charge back to safety Hanneke agrees to help, for a fee, and this decision pulls her into the underground world of the resistance She seeks help from Bas s older brother, Ollie, and winds up witnessing many hidden horrors of the occupation.I wasn t immediately hooked on the concept of this book a missing persons mystery set on the backdrop of WW2 But this wound up being some good historical fiction I thought the resolve of the mystery was a bit convoluted but then again I almost always find that to be the case I never connected with Hanneke, who was cold and did stupid things that could have gotten her whole resistance network killed I really enjoyed Ollie, though The ending felt a bit like kids playing resistance dress up figuratively as well as literally , but there were many other good parts to this book 3.5 stars Nothing less than 5 stars for this book but I will deduct star because certain things about the ending could have been a bit better, for me It s still a wonderful book and I did love it 4 starsI read this as a buddy read with my Goodreads friend Diane I could have easily read this in 2 days, maybe 3, maybe 1, but I had a lottime to read than my buddy did, so I tried to slow myself down I ve enjoyed all my buddy reads with her so it was worth it to at least try to stay as in sync as Nothing less than 5 stars for this book but I will deduct star because certain things about the ending could have been a bit better, for me It s still a wonderful book and I did love it 4 starsI read this as a buddy read with my Goodreads friend Diane I could have easily read this in 2 days, maybe 3, maybe 1, but I had a lottime to read than my buddy did, so I tried to slow myself down I ve enjoyed all my buddy reads with her so it was worth it to at least try to stay as in sync as possible We chat as we read along When we get a bit ahead of one another it works to do emails with a subject heading that says spoilers through page number chapter number, and that s what we did this time Exceptionally well crafted story I love the main character narrator and her voice All the characters are as complex and complicated as any real people can be They felt so real I liked them so much The admirable characters all had flaws and the nasty characters all had a good side Many people made mistakes, with their relationships and what they did or didn t do Just like real life Sometimes it was hard to remember that all the characters were entirely fictional Of course, real people did similar things as these characters and I m sure shared their emotions The story is about bravery, and about friendship and about love and a lot about guilt and, as I usually feel about people s guilt about the big things, the guilt was largely unwarranted though understandable I love how most things were resolved, and I m glad that they were, but that there wasn t an overly tidy resolution for everyone and everything.There are many twists throughout the story, all basically believable, and even with my slight issues about part of the end, they were always cleverly done I m not sure what I d hoped for differently at the end Overall, I liked even that I correctly anticipated some things but most things entirely surprised me Brilliantly done It could be considered a mystery, as there are many things about which I was constantly guessing and there is a mystery at the heart of the story.The first chapter of the book gives a good introduction to what the story will be about, and I appreciated that I was hooked from the start.This book was addictive and it was hard to come up for air The end of every chapter made me want to start the next chapter, and the chapters are short It was always hard to stop reading when I did that.So, so good Any reader who likes Holocaust historical fiction and can enjoy what is a young adult book, I can heartily recommend it This is one of the best in those genres that I ve read It s very sad and uplifting and exciting and very inspirational It s also fun at times and suspenseful most of the time I got such a great feel for what the different characters were experiencing I came close to tears a few times as I read the story, but not nearly as much as when reading the note on historical accuracy and the acknowledgments at the end which were informative and fascinating and very touching I love its last paragraph and especially the last line I already knew a lot about Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, but I learned some things view spoiler I was hoping it was so and was gratified to learn that there really were hundreds of babies and young children rescued and put into hiding by the resistance just prior to their deportations hide spoiler Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hess is a YA WW II historical novel that will appeal to a wide scope of readers.Through Hanneke, the protagonist, the heart is the historian She suffers great loss when her boyfriend dies as a soldier during the German invasion of Amsterdam Hanneke also carries the greater burden of guilt that she had convinced him to enlist Part of her is missing because of the death of Sebastian, her first love She hides her suffering from everyone and tries to bury hersel Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hess is a YA WW II historical novel that will appeal to a wide scope of readers.Through Hanneke, the protagonist, the heart is the historian She suffers great loss when her boyfriend dies as a soldier during the German invasion of Amsterdam Hanneke also carries the greater burden of guilt that she had convinced him to enlist Part of her is missing because of the death of Sebastian, her first love She hides her suffering from everyone and tries to bury herself too in the day to day struggle of supporting her family by becoming a black market profiteer By chance, she becomes involved with the Resistance This group becomes an all encompassing obsession for her and so does solving the mystery of the girl in the blue coat Hanneke goes from caring for immediate family to caring for all others She progresses from teen to premature adult and heroine.Thank you for the early e book copy from NOVL.NOVL is a place for novel people who love Young Adult books.Brought to you by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 4.5 stars This powerful novel caught my eye when I took my son to a preschool library class it was calling to me from the library display shelf I began reading it while my son was playing in the group and even though I am drowning in ARC s that need to be read and reviewed, I couldn t leave the library without this book in my hands I was engrossed in this unforgettable tale from start to finish This captivating story revolves around Hanneke, a teenage Dutch girl who, in 1943, spends her day 4.5 stars This powerful novel caught my eye when I took my son to a preschool library class it was calling to me from the library display shelf I began reading it while my son was playing in the group and even though I am drowning in ARC s that need to be read and reviewed, I couldn t leave the library without this book in my hands I was engrossed in this unforgettable tale from start to finish This captivating story revolves around Hanneke, a teenage Dutch girl who, in 1943, spends her days on secret missions helping neighbours and friends buy food and other sought after items otherwise not accessible during the Nazi occupation Hanneke keeps her missions hidden from her unsuspecting parents and feels pride in doing what she can to help her neighbours in need One day, one of her customers requests that Hanneke find something most unexpected a young Jewish girl that she had been hiding in her house who disappeared without a trace The author, Monica Hesse, does an outstanding job creating such real and deeply affecting characters I adored each and every one of the main characters who were involved in Hanneke s story The intensity of the tension throughout this book had my heart racing in the hopes of how things would work out The atmosphere was gripping, vivid and mesmerizing I felt deeply immersed within the turmoil and chaos of wartime madness I will be thinking of this book for a long time.To find this review, please visit the Traveling Sister blog at highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys WWII historical fiction A remarkable story with unforgettable characters Thank you to my amazing local library for making this available to me Oh, you guys, this book This book made me cry at least three times, and yes, I will admit that I hugged it when I was done.I don t want to tell you anything about it except that it is about bravery and cowardice and friends and enemies and heroes and villains and how each of us can encompass all those things.The long and short of it is that you need this book You need to read it and you need to make your friends read it.Highly recommended.