Author: Phoebe Stone
Available: January 2011
Source: Star Book Tours
Phoebe Stone, author of the sleeper hit DEEP DOWN POPULAR, is back with a middle-grade code-breaking mystery full of romance and excitement. Think CHASING VERMEER meets THE SECRET GARDEN!
Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, Felicity hopes they won't leave her long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.
But Felicity needs Derek's help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity's parents, and she's sure they're in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush? It's a tall order, but - like THE SECRET GARDEN'S Mary Lennox before her - Felicity's up for the challenge.
This book was a great read, It is not only a love story but also a historic reference. It is dealing with WW2, which was an important part of history. The main character, Felicity, or Flissy as they call her in the book, is a strong and independent girl at the age of 11. Moving in with her uncle, aunt and grandmother, who she has never meet. Her parents think is the right thing to do, since Felicity is in danger in London. She meets Captain Derek and devolves a crush on him. Felicity and Derek have many adventures and learn many things that Felicity has never conceder.I give this book an 8 out of 10 stars. Evenhough, the age on the book is 8-12, many teens and hopeless romantics and people who love WW2, would love this book.