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Disguised by Rita la Fontaine de Clercq ...
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Jan 24, 2011

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Written for teenagers, this book is written in a simpler language but the story still has great impact in this autobiography. This is the story of a entitled girl in Dutch/English Indonesia whose island is invaded by Japanese during World War II. Fantastically, disguised as a boy by her family she manages to teach herself Japanese and make herself invaluable to her captors (and possibly humanizing the consequences of their orders) through her unshakable innocent moral compass and responsibility. An amazing story.

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