Title: The Girl with the Red Balloon
Author: Katherine Locke
Published: September 1, 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Ellie grew up hearing the stories of the magical red balloon that saved her late grandfather from a German WWII concentration camp.
When she took a school trip all the way to Berlin from the USA, Ellie expected to practice her German while she finally explored Germany—a country her grandfather never forgave for all his heartache. Instead, her life turned on its axis after she noticed and latched onto a floating, red balloon reminiscent of the ones from her grandfather’s tales. In a blink of an eye, she was flung back and trapped in 1988 East Berlin where the past, present, and future were fantastically more entangled than anyone knew.Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke // east berlin, untold stories, and magic balloons”