Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Teen Tuesday: Tamar by Mal Peet
Tamar: a novel of espionage, passion and betrayal by Mal Peet. 432 p. Candlewick Press, January, 2007. 9780763634889. (Own.)
Teen Tuesday features Tamar: a novel of espionage, passion and betrayal by Mal Peet. Originally published in 2005 in England, where it won a Carnegie Medal, which is a prestigious literary prize, It published here in the U.S. in 2007. The story begins in 1995 when a fifteen-year-old Tamar, grieving her grandfather's death finds a box labeled, Tamar, which contains clues to his mysterious past. The novel flashes back to occupied Netherlands in 1945 and the efforts of the Dutch resistance. Tamar is a sophisticated, satisfying read for teen fans of historical fiction.