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Author: Rosanne Parry Narrator: Bri Knickerbocker Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780307747617
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From acclaimed author of A Wolf Called Wander and Heart of a Shepherd comes another sensitive portrayal of military families, this time stationed abroad, in the city of Berlin at that historic time just after the Wall came down. When 13-year-old Jody and her friends save a badly beaten Russian soldier from drowning, they put into motion a chain of events that will take them from Berlin to Paris and straight into danger. Jody must quickly learn to trust herself, because in the time directly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the border between friend and enemy is not as clear as it once was. Award-winning author of Heart of a Shepherd Rosanne Parry offers a fast-paced, coming-of-age story filled with adventure, music, friendship, and intrigue. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 2/13/2014

    " One Sentence Review: A historical novel (yes, the 90s are historical now) Parry cleverly balances the spy genre with a truly heartfelt tale of what it means to be an army brat when all you want is for things to stay the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " Loved the sense of adventure and place in this book. Had issues with the lying, but the author resolved those by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/12/2014

    " I liked this book a lot, but it almost seems like two different stories. I really liked the setup--the army officer who the girls find and pull out of the river. But I wish that plot was more of the focus throughout the book. Instead that's kind of the frame around the main action about the girls and their music and their friendship. I definitely like this part of the book too, but after such an interesting setup, I was slightly let down by the middle. A good read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 1/9/2014

    " I really like the feel of this book. Historical fiction (during my lifetime - isn't that a weird feeling), adventure, European setting, military families, music, friendships that don't bicker, families that care... and writing that helps put you into it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/7/2014

    " This book is pretty sad, but this is a pretty good story with a nice, happy ending that seems complete. It's not like a "happily ever after" ending, or a really bad ending where everyone dies, and then everything is at peace, but a good ending that seems to leave you wonder what will happen next, but not really bothering to. It's sort of like real life. As if there was an era, but it ending. Still, this book is pretty great with the plot and everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 12/21/2013

    " I really liked this. There isn't a lot of good historical fiction in this time period. I liked all the different layers--the music competition, the problem with the soldier, the personal growth, the friendships...just an all around good novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 12/19/2013

    " Ignoring cover, reading and enjoying pages between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malina | 12/8/2013

    " I enjoyed it, I like the author's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/5/2013

    " This is my childhood! Minus the attempted murder of a foreign soldier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoover | 9/15/2013

    " Middle schoolers, music, post-wall Berlin, a trip to Paris, the KGB . . . who wouldn't want to read this one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 6/4/2013

    " A highly improbable adventure for a trio of young teenage girls, the story was still fun and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2013

    " good adventure set in Berlin after the fall of the wall - main characters are girls "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 6/2/2012

    " Historical fiction. A girl is leaving Berlin with her family as her father's new military assignment there ends. Walking along the river with her friends, they happen to see a man roughed up and hiding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/28/2012

    " It was good, but I just read it once and was fine. i haven't re-read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/1/2012

    " Historical fiction. A girl is leaving Berlin with her family as her father's new military assignment there ends. Walking along the river with her friends, they happen to see a man roughed up and hiding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donquierafaber | 12/11/2011

    " This is a compelling story, but even better the interaction between the three main characters feels like a very real, very valuable friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 11/5/2011

    " I loved this book, it's clever and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/20/2011

    " Adventurous story about three girls from American military families that are in Germany. The girls are in a string trio. Jody is an aspiring composer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 5/22/2011

    " I completely enjoyed this story about the friendship of 3 girls and music and Berlin and Paris at a time of great upheaval in Berlin. I want her to come to my library. Maybe I'll ask her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 4/21/2011

    " I really like the feel of this book. Historical fiction (during my lifetime - isn't that a weird feeling), adventure, European setting, military families, music, friendships that don't bicker, families that care... and writing that helps put you into it all. "

About the Author

Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd and Last of the Name, as well as A Wolf Called Wander, which was named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and was shortlisted for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a tree house in her backyard. Heart of a Shepherd has been honored as a Washington Post‘s Best Kids’ Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year.