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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen


Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah--blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish--finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He's a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass..." [+ More]

I usually devour Holocaust stories like hot bread but this one didn't click with me. I found Sarah to be detached and couldn't feel for her. The plot seemed to be dragging. For instance, at the beginning Sarah has to run away from the Nazis, so the author keeps repeating Sarah's mother last words to her, lauf, run - over and over. I was just bored with it.

I didn't like the way the author introduced snippets of the past so Sarah could move forward (just my personal choice).

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this title.