World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Netherlands--Fiction; Netherlands--History--German occupation, 1940-1945--Fiction
Marieka parked her bike next to the fence as Miss Remi opened the door, holding a cloth to her cheek.
“Miss Remi, what happened? Where are your chickens and pig?”
Miss Remi pulled Marieka inside and shut the door. “The Germans came. They said they had a right to confiscate the pig and chickens to feed their army. I protested, but one of them struck me.”
Caught up in a war she doesn’t understand, sixteen-year-old Marieka Coevorden has been living peacefully in the Dutch countryside. With her friends and family at risk, Marieka wouldn’t dream of resisting the Germans. But everything changes when a wounded German soldier—a defector—needs her help.