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Tamar by Mal Peet
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Aug 03, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: teen-lit-read
Recommended for: Certain teen readers looking for "war" books, adults who enjoy historical fiction
Read in April, 2007

In such a short amount of space it’s difficult to touch on all the things that make Tamar a WWII historical novel unlike ones many teens (and adults) have ever encountered before. It’s a human drama set into motion by events taking place during the great war, which are often overlooked for bigger, Hollywood-depicted, epic war films. The hunger winter was real, and the Nazis did attempt to starve the Dutch into submission…or trick Dutch men into signing up to work for the Nazis only to become todeskandidaten, or “death candidates” for execution. And so the story of Tamar, Dart, Marijke, and Tamar circa 1995, begins here.
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10/05/2016 marked as: teen-lit-read

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