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Suzanne has been dreaming and
training to be an opera singer for as long as she can remember. When
World War II hits close to home, she is recruited by the underground French
Resistance. This book is based on a true story of Suzanne David Hall
who eventually married an American soldier. (Beth Lee, Media Specialist,
E. L. Wright Middle
School, Richland Two, Columbia,
SC, South Carolina Book Awards,
“For me the war began on May
29, 1940. I was thirteen years old.” Suzanne David and her friend Yvette
are visiting the shore this day when they are caught in an air raid. The
girls witness the death of Madame Montagne. Her death will change both
girls’ lives forever. Yvette becomes trapped in her own world and Suzanne
will learn to deal with this tragedy as well as the fall of France in a
different way. Suzanne has been blessed with a beautiful singing voice.
She takes singing lessons and performs at many places. It is because of
this that a doctor asks Suzanne if she would do some work for him. Suzanne
knows right away that Dr. Leclerc means for the Resistance. Suzanne decides
to work for the Resistance. The work is thrilling as well as frightening.
Suzanne cannot tell anyone including her family that she is working for
the Resistance. Will Suzanne be able to continue as a spy without getting
caught by the Germans? Read For Freedom by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley to
see find out. Oklahoma
Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award nominee, 2005-2006
Suzanne, a 12 year old singer,
always wanted to be a famous opera singer and sing all over the world.
But her dreams came crashing down the day the bombs went off and World
War2 started. That day she lost all of her things and one of her friends.
She thought that she was going to loose her hope, too, but she didn't give
up. In this book, there are many laughs and tears, smiles and screams.
This book will make you laugh and then cry. There are many ups and downs,
especially, when she turns into a spy for her country. But even though
she is fighting for her country, she still fights for her career at the
same time. To her nothing is more important even if it means loosing her
life in the fight for it. If you are one of those people who love fiction,
roller coaster, and sad books, then this is the book for you. It definitely
was the one for me. So read this book and find out what happens in the
end. Does Suzanne win the battle for her country? Does she become a famous
opera singer? Well, you will just have to read it to find out. (Lauren
S., Maroa-Forsyth Middle School)