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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Davies Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469215846
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One morning, twelve-year-old Hazel wakes to discover that her father, a brilliant physicist, has moved away in the middle of the night. It’s 1944, and Hazel’s father has agreed to help the U.S. government develop a secret weapon that will win World War II. His decision turns Hazel’s world upside-down — soon, she and her mother move out west to be with him, to a strange town with no name that everyone calls “the Hill.” The Hill is surrounded by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Armed guards patrol its perimeter night and day.

With her new friend, Eleanor, Hazel goes on secret missions to try and solve the many mysteries that the Hill hides. Who is sending secret radio messages from the base? What happened to Eleanor’s cat? And most importantly, what is the mysterious “gadget” that the scientists are building day and night?

“This suspenseful story successfully captures the tensions of a volatile period in American history as the atomic bomb was being developed. Readers will be left with plenty to think about and no simple answers.” —School Library Journal

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Davis takes youngsters to a setting seldom covered in their literature, 1944 Los Alamos, New Mexico, where scientists are developing the atomic bomb…There are no easy answers—as both Davies and Durante clearly demonstrate in this worthwhile story.”

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  • “This suspenseful story successfully captures the tensions of a volatile period in American history as the atomic bomb was being developed. Readers will be left with plenty to think about and no simple answers.”

    School Library Journal

  • “As Hazel makes a friend, discovers a secret, and grapples with her own fiery intelligence, a portion of American history that wasn't so very long ago takes on shape and reality.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/11/2013

    " Pretty complex characters covering the same ground as The Green Glass Sea but with more fallout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sequoia Poths | 9/13/2013

    " this book was really good i literally read in an hour lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 annabanana | 3/29/2013

    " This book was about world war 2 "

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About the Author
Author Jacqueline Davies

Jacqueline Davies is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including the acclaimed Lemonade War series. She’s a well-behaved adult now, but when she was a child she would occasionally get into trouble. Jackie lives in a small town twelve miles outside Boston.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.