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For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.
Lexile: 520 [view chart]
  211Fern | Jan 12, 2011 |
An intriguing coming of age story of a school girl training in to sing opera during German occupation of France. Her Catholic faith inspires her to pray for strengh on a daily basis. The beginning scene is horrific and pulls the reader in. Suzanne and her best friend witness death after a bombing. Suzanne's reaction is a determination to be strong. Her friend is psychologically affected by the trauma. Who would think that a family doctor and music student would be spies for Charles De Gaul.
  MarthaL | Sep 26, 2009 |
Suzanne is a school-girl living in France with her family when Germany invades and Nazi soldiers move into her home. Her life changes dramatically as she goes from school girl, to opera star, to spy for the French Resistance.

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  libraryleonard | Feb 27, 2008 |
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  hse | May 11, 2007 |
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Amazing story! I loved it and didn't put it down until I had finished reading!
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I dedicate this book to Suzanne and her husband, Larson, and to their family, with thanks.
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For me the war began on May 29, 1940.
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A teenager transforms from a schoolgirl to a spy in this true story of heroism in wartime.

Suzanne David's everyday life is suddenly shattered in 1940 when a bomb drops on the main square of her hometown, the city of Cherbourg, France, killing a pregnant neighbor right in front of her. Until then the war had seemed far away, not something that would touch her or her teenage friends. Now Suzanne's family is kicked out onto the street as German soldiers take over their house as a barracks.

Suzanne clings to the one thing she really loves--singing. Her voice is so amazing that she is training to become an opera singer. As Suzanne travels around for rehearsals, cosume fittings, or lessons, she learns more about what the Nazis are doing and about the people who are "disappearing." Her travels are noticed by someone else, an organizer of the French Resistance. Soon Suzanne is a secret courier, a spy fighting for France and risking her own life for freedom.


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Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.

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