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Warning: Once you start reading, you will not be able to stop. Make sure you clear you calendar to give yourself time to read.

Ruta Sepetys, the queen of little known history, has another winner with I Must Betray You. Christian is a teenager living in communist Romania. He and his family, along with the rest of Romania, struggle daily to survive. When Christian is recruited to become an informer, he gets the idea to fight back. No matter the cost. His bleak, cold life mirror that of the Romanian weather.

One of the things I love about Sepetys is she makes history accessible to teenagers and weaves together historical fiction with a bit of mystery beautifully. This is a coming of age story during a time when betrayal and mistrust were at an all time high.

Between the flawless research, beautiful writing, and captivating plot this story is difficult to put down.