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By Walker Childrens

ISBN 0802722997 (ISBN13: 9780802722997)

It’s 1944, and the world is at war. While most seventeen-year-old girls in London are running air-raid drills, Betty Sweeney is determined to make a real difference. Lying about her age, Betty joins the Special Operations Executive, a top-secret government agency that trains spies and sends them behind enemy lines.

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Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she finds herself parachuting over Nazi German–occupied France, under the cover of darkness. Joining forces with the underground Resistance movement, Adele must relay crucial messages in anticipation of the Allied invasion on D-Day—and even a small mistake could land her in the hands of the ruthless Gestapo.

Prepared to die for her cause, Adele didn’t expect to become best friends with her fellow agent or fall for a handsome American pilot. With the brutality of war ever present, can Adele dare to dream of a future where the world is at peace and she is free to live and love of her own accord?


About the Author:

Amy McAuley grew up in Kincardine, Ontario, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron, where she read voraciously and dreamed of one day becoming an author like her idol, Judy Blume. She is the author of the upcoming historical YA, VIOLINS OF AUTUMN, published by Walker & Co, and OVER AND OVER YOU.

She now lives in London, Ontario, with her family and two cats.

June 13th, 1972 in Canada