The Romeo And Juliet Code (Paperback)
|Author: Phoebe Stone|
|Stone, author of the sleeper hit "Deep Down Popular, " is back with a middle-grade mystery full of romance and excitement, a secret code, and an utterly adorable first crush. Levine Books.|
From the Publisher:
A sudden trip to a seaside house. A boy with brown sugar eyes. And then , a mysterious letter.
Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, far away from the battles of WWII, Felicity hopes they won't be gone for 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 for a small girl, but Felicity is up for the challenge.
Set during WWII, this gripping middle grade historical mystery involves a lonely British girl named Felicity and an ill boy named Derek getting to the bottom of an intriguing family secret. Sent to live far from home in Maine with her silent uncle Gideon and theater-loving aunt Miami for the duration of the war, Felicity misses her parents and wonders what they are up to. Letters seem to be arriving from her father to her uncle, but they make no sense. With the help of Derek, who is bed-bound by polio, Felicity slowly begins to uncover the truth and find out what her family is hiding.