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310 pages, Hardcover
First published January 20, 2015
Diplomacy, ambiguity and a hot Russian love interest. Sorry, Jess will have to get back to you. She’s currently nursing her book hangover.
“We must respect our host country and we must respect our neighbours.”… “Sometimes the walls that stand between us and our neighbours are all that stand between our country and war.”
Can everyone do me a favour and just read this book? Carter has my heart. You know the deal, review to come.
'OK,' he says. 'First lesson.'
Noah broadens his stance, taking his place firmly on the embassy side of the threshold. 'In the United States,' he says. Then, with both feet, he leaps on to the sidewalk. 'Out of the United States.' Quickly, he jumps back toward me. 'In the United States.' Another jump across the threshold. 'Out of the United States. In. Out. In --'
'Is this the part where I hit you?'
~Thank you Scholastic Australia for sending me this copy!~
“Yes, it was dark,” I snap back. “Yes, I was young, and it was traumatic. Yes, I have never been the most reliable girl in the world, but I know what I saw. And I’m telling you, I saw a man with a scar on his left cheek shoot my mother. I heard the bomb that burned her shop to the ground.”She undergoes years of psychiatric treatment but is unable to forget the incident. When she returns to Embassy Row for the summer, she realizes that there may be more going on than what initially meets the eye. Deciding to dig a little deeper into a series of mysterious occurrences, Grace realizes that she must choose her friends carefully.