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Book 6

Book six
City of Spies - Susan Kim


This graphic novel was actually a gift and at first didn't really appear to be my thing. Even worse, it technically is a kid's book.
Our hero, Evelyn is sent to live with her unconventional aunt in 1942 New York City. A girl used to being alone, she spends her days imagining she is part of a band of heroes who are battling Nazis and their ilk. Eventually, she makes an unlikely friend in Tony, the building super's son.
They link up just in time for a game to let them stumble upon an actual Nazi plot. What follows is some very noir action, a chance at redemption and even a sly look at class and society.
In other words, I found myself liking this in spite of myself. There is some genuine danger and darkness, which makes me wonder just what age of kid this was intended for. But my inner kid got a kick out of something new showing up on my shelf.
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