The successful play is now a gripping novel.Knocked unconscious after explosions ring out during a field trip to an Anne Frank exhibit, boy-crazy Nicole Burns wakes to find herself living a parallel life as a Jew in 1942 Paris. This Nicole is dating the boy of her present-day dreams, but living under the Nazis gradually becomes a nightmare. Her family survives the Nazi occupation with the help of friends, but when her father is exposed as a resistant, their fate takes a dire turn.The shifts in Nicole's lives -- from a carefree, sophisticated Parisian girl to a wretch riding in a cattle car with Anne Frank; from a modern girl focused only on the drama of her high school life to a thoughtful observer of the potential of everyday injustices -- will engage teens and change their views of history found in books and the history we're making today.Called "eloquent and poignant" by the New York Times and performed to wide acclaim across the country, the play has touched thousands. As a novel, it is sure to grow in popularity.
Childrens-Books, Literature-Fiction, Historical-Fiction, Holocaust,