Jenn North's life is in the dumpster. Mom and Dad talk about splitting up but then move east for Dad's job. Jenn's left behind in boarding school. Mom says it's for her own good. Really? Enter Jo Carstairs who refuses to let Jenn mope around. When the Humanities teacher announces a major group assignment: they each have to find out what an ancestor did in World War II. Jenn's elated when she finds she'll work with Jo. Then comes the bombshell. She'll also work with Jaslyn Green, the girl she dislikes most in the entire school. As they research, they find that the mysteries in each other's past bind them together. Why weren't the Nazis prosecuted for the murder of more than forty Royal Winnipeg soldiers, including Jo's great-grandfather? Why won't Jaslyn's mom tell her anything about her father's side of the family? Jenn finds out a lot more than she wants to know about her great-great grandfather. Now she has to work out if history belongs only to the past.
Used availability for Beverley Boissery's The 3 Js
November 2012 : Canada Paperback