• Amazon has named GITBC an Amazon Best Book of April, for which I'm in brilliant company. Look at these titles; I want to read all of them:
• It's a best book of April over at iBooks as well, and they had these amazing things to say about the book:
Hanneke is an exceptionally appealing heroine: strong, intelligent, and imperfect. Her observations about the Nazi occupation and the moral quandaries she and those around her are forced to navigate hit hard and ring true. Journalist Monica Hesse’s YA novel is rich, timeless, and effortlessly beautiful.
• Girl in the Blue Coat received starred reviews from:
Publishers Weekly: "A riveting Holocaust novel."
School Library Journal: "Themes of love, betrayal, heroism, responsibility, and atonement are beautifully intertwined."
Voices of Youth Advocates: "A fascinating look at life in occupied Europe during WWII."
Booklist: "An affecting novel that skillfully combines reality with fiction."