"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
11 May 2018
The Spy with the Red Balloon
Locke, Katherine. The Spy with the Red Balloon. Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
Ilse and Wolf can work magic with their blood, but their experiments are put on hold by the second world war. Ilse is assisting the Americans in building a bomb, while Wolf is sent behind German lines to sabotage German plans for the same type of weapon. Will they be able to keep each other alive and also maintain their secrets?
This book has some great character development and world building and is a perfect book for those who enjoy reading about the second world war. There are other novels about this time period and other spy novels available, but the magical realism that is added into this novel makes it unique and interesting. Recommended.
Recommended for: teens
Red Flags: the violence of war
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
Read-Alikes: Wolf by Wolf, The Librarian of Auschwitz, Code Name Verity
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purposes of review.