Late in World War II, two
Resistance fighters go undercover together in Holland. Fifty years later, one
of their granddaughters begins to unravel the strange, complex truth about what
really happened while they were there. This is one of my favorite books to give fans of beautifully crafted young adult literature.
"This beautifully structured and highly suspenseful story of the Dutch Resistance is positively Hitchcockian in its examination of the darker reaches of the human heart." – Booklist
When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century before. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War – and unraveling it is about to transform Tamar’s life forever.
About the Author
Mal Peet's first novel for young adults, KEEPER, won the prestigious Branford Boase Award and was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Devon, England.
Simply superb. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
This powerful story will grow richer with each reading. —Booklist (starred review)
An extraordinary, gripping novel. —School Library Journal (starred review)
A considerable original achievement. —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)