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Review: How I Became a Spy by Deborah Hopkinson
The Lit Review Crew received this book from the author as an ARC and I am so happy to be able to share this book with the world.
I gave this book four stars. The mystery, the quotes, the codes, and the characters were all strong and well-developed.
Here is what I enjoyed:
- The different kinds of codes
- The time period and setting-World War II London with mention of France
- Combination of fictional and historical figures
- Heroic dogs
- Intense beginning
- SOE Manuel
My favorite quotes:
“I wasn’t thinking about becoming a spy that night.”
“I feel like this poor fruit: bruised and battered, but not yet fallen.”
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data…One begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
If you are looking for a fun mystery with a strong historical fiction aspect, look no further.