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A Traitor Among Us
Thirteen-year-old Pieter Van Dirk is part of the Resistance movement in World War II Holland. As he takes more chances, he realizes that there's a traitor in his village--someone who would reveal his identity to the Nazis if his undercover work is discovered. The suspects multiply as the suspense increases and the stakes grow higher.
Paperback, 133 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
(first published 1997)
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Pieter Van Dirk is a thirteen-year-old boy in World War II Holland. Written in third person, this mystery, WWII YA novel takes you on a suspenseful, terrifying drive through the World War II experience, not even once letting up on the intensity of the emotions surrounding the war. Pieter, though young, does his best to provide for his mother while his brother and father are out fighting the war. When he isn't scouringing for food, he's aiding the resistance at the peril of his own life. Things a ...more
I collect books about world war 2 (all kinds, including fiction for all ages) and this book caught my eye as a potentially great book for younger readers. However, I was disappointed. The story was basic and not very well developed. The climax and ending was very lame and the book ended too quickly. The romance (teenage boy's attraction to a teenage girl) was annoying and over done. I do not recommend this book.