Cloud and WallfishBook - 2016
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Set in 1989, Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet is wonderful to read from start to finish. The protagonist's name is Noah. Sorry, was Noah. Now it's Jonah. Noah, torn out of his normal life in Virginia, relocates to East Berlin (this was when the Berlin Wall still existed) with his parents and discovers that everything he knows about himself isn't true-- his name, his age, even who his… (more)
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Noah’s life is turned upside down when his family gives him some unexpected news. His parents pick him up from school, head straight for the airport and they tell Noah that they are moving to East Berlin. On the way to the airport Noah is told that his name is not Noah and he is not eleven years old. His parents change their names too and give Noah (who is now Jonah) a whole bunch of new rules that he must obey once they reach Germany. The biggest and most important rule is to remember that someone will always be listening and watching. Noah is confused by the name changes and all the rules. While in East Berlin, he makes a friend and tries to help his friend find her parents. His friend’s parents have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
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