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Annotation: Receiving a dreaded telegram during World War I, a young aristocrat is pulled out of her boarding school and partnered with a dashing American spy for a dangerous project to support the war effort.
Catalog Number: #181498
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Macmillan
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 278 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-250-16869-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-250-16869-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2018944892
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In the harrowing days of WWI, aristocratic young Lady Thomasina Thretheway, known as Mina, longs for a useful role in the war effort. Will her high-ranking father trust her experience with codes well enough to give her an authentic task helping the Allied effort? When she manages to take the place of an injured operative and close family friend on a daring mission behind enemy lines, the story morphs into a full-fledged war adventure. Amid spy intrigue, coded messages, fairly improbable escapes, a budding romance, and bold derring-do, our quick-thinking, thoroughly engaging protagonist triumphs and the plot never slows. Garretson reaches beyond adventure, too, providing a haunting nuance to the horrors of war through her heroine's eyes. As Mina and cohorts advance toward troop encampments at the front at one point, she notes the scenario "looked like something out of a nightmare, so bleak and desolate that it was as if all hope had disappeared from the Earth." An action-packed, yet sobering journey into the war to end all wars.
Horn Book
Lady Mina Tretheway receives a mysterious telegram at boarding school written in code and is summoned to her family home. There, with the help of a family friend and a handsome American, Lady Mina is drawn into an exciting and dangerous mission that could help win the war. Despite a slow start, this is an engaging, action-filled World War I spy thriller.
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Horn Book (8/1/19)
Word Count: 74,207
Reading Level: 4.8
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.8 / points: 11.0 / quiz: 500800 / grade: Middle Grades+
Lexile: 710L

Lady Mina Tretheway knows she's destined for greater things than her fancy boarding school, where she's being taught to be a proper English lady. It's 1918, and war is raging across Europe. Unlike her father and brother, who are able to assist in the war effort, Mina is stuck sorting out which fork should be used with which dinner course. When Mina receives a telegram that's written in code, she finally has her chance to do something big. She returns to her childhood home of Hallington Manor, joined by a family friend, Lord Andrew Graham, and a dashing and mysterious young American, Lucas. The three of them must band together to work on a dangerous project that could turn the tide of the war. Thrilled that she gets to contribute to the war effort at least, Mina jumps headfirst into the world of cryptic messages, spycraft, and international intrigue. She, Lucas, and Andrew have to work quickly, because if they don't succeed, more soldiers will disappear into the darkness of war.

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