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For Freedom

(2003)
The Story of a French Spy
A novel by

 
From the Newbery Honor and Schneider Award-winning author of The War that Saved My Life comes For Freedom, the thrilling true story of one of France's youngest spies during World War II and perfect for fans of Code Name Verity and The Diary of Anne Frank.

Suzanne David's everyday life is suddenly shattered in 1940 when a bomb drops on the main square of her hometown, the city of Cherbourg, France, killing a pregnant neighbor right in front of her. Until then the war had seemed far away, not something that would touch her or her teenage friends. Now Suzanne's family is kicked out onto the street as German soldiers take over their house as a barracks.
Suzanne clings to the one thing she really loves--singing. Her voice is so amazing that she is training to become an opera singer. As Suzanne travels around for rehearsals, cosume fittings, or lessons, she learns more about what the Nazis are doing and about the people who are "disappearing." Her travels are noticed by someone else, an organizer of the French Resistance. Soon Suzanne is a secret courier, a spy fighting for France and risking her own life for freedom.

[STAR] "This taut, engrossing World War II novel instantly immerses readers,...[but] the real focus, however, is the skin-crawling suspense story about one of France's youngest spies. Each chapter brings new intrigue and often shocking revelations...resonat[ing] with authenticity, excitement, and heart."-Booklist, Starred

[STAR] "This suspenseful novel,...based on a true story, moves swiftly into action...Filled, but not laden, with the events of the war, and peppered with French language and the culture of music, this novel will appeal to readers who enjoy history and espionage."-SLJ, Starred

[STAR] "Based on Bradley's interviews with the real Suzanne, this is an exciting account of a girl's coming of age in a scary time. The historical context is neatly woven into the story."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"The action will have readers on the edge through the tense conclusion, and the epilogue is not to be missed."-The Bulletin

"A highly compelling look at the covert battle for freedom."-Publishers Weekly

An IRA Teachers' Choice
An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection
A VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Selection
A New York Public Library Book Pick
A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year


From the Hardcover edition.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4395-6109-5 / 978-1-4395-6109-6 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4352-4822-8 / 978-1-4352-4822-9 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story Of A French Spy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4176-4300-5 / 978-1-4176-4300-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2005 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-7569-5091-0 / 978-0-7569-5091-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2005 : USA Turtleback
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-606-33254-5 / 978-0-606-33254-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-385-72961-8 / 978-0-385-72961-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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May 2003 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: For Freedom
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-385-90087-2 / 978-0-385-90087-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-440-41831-3 / 978-0-440-41831-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 1-4025-6036-2 / 978-1-4025-6036-1 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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