Set in Romania in 1989, this powerful YA thriller follows the story of seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu’s struggle against tyrannical dictatorship and his wrestle between allegiance to family, friends, and government.
Take a look at the graphic book review and book trailer to determine if this historical read is one for you.
About the author
Ruta Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a “crossover” novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is renowned for giving voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it.
You can watch the author, Ruta Sepetys reading the first chapter here: