Inspired by a true story, this moving free verse novel chronicles the journey of a young Jewish girl living in Paris during World War II who must masquerade as a Christian in the French countryside to avoid deportation to the death camps.
Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats. After Odette's father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return.
On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl--going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity.
Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers--and written in moving free-verse poetry--this is a story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight.