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New from Monica Hesse, the bestselling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat--an "important" (New York Times Book Review), "extraordinary" (Booklist, starred review) novel of conviction, friendship, and betrayal

"A must-read for fans of historical fiction." --Ruta Sepetys, #1 New York Times bestselling author

It''s 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado--until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan.

Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a "family internment camp" for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her father, who she knows is keeping something from her. And Margot is doing everything she can to keep her family whole as her mother''s health deteriorates and her rational, patriotic father becomes a man who distrusts America and fraternizes with Nazis.

With everything around them falling apart, Margot and Haruko find solace in their growing, secret friendship. But in a prison the government has deemed full of spies, can they trust anyone--even each other?

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Praise for The War Outside:

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018
A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
A 2018 BCCB Bulletin Blue Ribbon Title
A 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

"Once again, Monica Hesse delivers an incredibly compelling and beautifully researched novel. The War Outside vividly brings readers into an underrepresented and dark period of American history. A must-read for fans of historical fiction."― Ruta Sepetys, #1 New York Times bestselling author

* "... superb....A satisfying and bittersweet novel, perfect for those who enjoyed Markus Zusak''s The Book Thief."― SLJ, starred review

"Monica Hesse takes a setting we think we understand and shifts it in an important way... a tightly plotted exploration of the consequences of fear."― The New York Times Book Review

* "...an extraordinary novel of injustice and xenophobia based on real history."― Booklist, starred review

* "...a moving book that successfully describes an unjust aspect of U.S. History"― Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Keeps readers guessing through the final pages."
BCCB, starred review

* "Teens and adults interested in WWII books, especially situations that haven''t been written about extensively, will want to experience this story."― SLC, starred review

"Monica Hesse''s The War Outside pierces the heart with its exceptional story of family, friends and country...Riveting and meticulously researched, this story reverberates with authentic voices as it explores adolescent growth under dreadful circumstances."― BookPage

"timely...[Hesse] again uses a well-researched historical backdrop to tell a powerful coming-of-age story."― The Washington Post

"Hesse''s books are like time machines-vehicles that help us explore our past."― Mashable

"I did not expect this book to knock me off my feet with its lyrical brilliance, vivid storyline, and heart wrenching ending. Let''s just say, if all historical fiction was like this book, it''d be my most-read genre."
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Praise for Girl in the Blue Coat:
The Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Mystery Novel 2017
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2016
A Booklist Best Young Adult Book of 2016
A Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection 2017
A 2017 Indies Choice Awards Finalist for Best Young Adult Book
A YALSA 2017 Best Book for Young Adults
A 2017 Bank Street College of Education Best Children''s Book of the Year
A 2017 Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominee

A 2017 Washington, D.C. Capitol Choices List recommended title
A 2018 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Nominee
2018 All Iowa Young Adults Read


" Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming-of-age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War II. It''s an important and page-turning look at the choices all of us--including young adults--have to make in wartime. A beautiful combination of heartbreak, loss, young love, and hope."― Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

"A tapestry of guilt and acceptance, growing responsibility, and reluctant heroism, Hanneke''s coming-of-age under heartbreaking circumstances is a jarring reminder of how war consumes and transforms the passions of ordinary life. Every devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true."― Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Black Dove, White Raven; Rose Under Fire; and the Printz Honor-winning Code Name Verity

"In an occupied city, a young woman''s daring transforms into true courage when she confronts a mystifying disappearance. From page one, I couldn''t turn the pages fast enough. Enthralling."― Judy Blundell, New York Times bestselling author of Strings Attached and the National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied

"It''s no small feat to bring the past to life, especially a history as dark and desperate as World War II. Monica Hesse does just this with Hanneke''s story. Brace yourself, dear reader, to have your heart bruised--and possibly even broken--in the most meaningful of ways."― Ryan Graudin, author of The Walled City and Wolf by Wolf

"Taut and intelligent... the historical setting is rendered the way only an expert can do it."― The Washington Post

* "[An] affecting novel...that skillfully combines reality with fiction. Her characters come alive, and...Hesse''s pacing infuses her story with thriller suspense, enriching the narrative with dramatic surprises both small and large."― Booklist (starred review)

* "Riveting... a gripping historical mystery."― Publishers Weekly (starred review)

* "This fast-paced story is alternately touching, heart-pounding and wrenching--but always gripping...a heartrending, moving story."― VOYA (starred review)

* "A poignant, wonderfully crafted story of love and loss, courage and redemption."― Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"[An] intelligent and humane historical mystery."― The Wall Street Journal

"The themes of love, betrayal, heroism, social responsibility, and atonement are beautifully intertwined with well-developed characters and a compelling story line. Thoroughly researched, this work brings history alive in a clear and concise way that rings true. A must-read for fans of historical fiction, especially stories set during World War II."― School Library Journal

"Rich in content and emotion, this is a first-rate companion to the historical tales of the onderduikers, the hidden Jews of Holland, and a compelling read."― Kirkus Reviews

"This heartbreaking story of terror and loss sweeps you into a time-is-running-out mystery that delivers plot twists and a shocking final punch that''ll haunt you for days."― Justine Magazine

About the Author

Monica Hesse is the bestselling author of Girl in the Blue Coat and American Fire, as well as a journalist with The Washington Post. She lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and their dog.

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An engrossing story of a little known World War II Camp
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
THE WAR OUTSIDE by Monica Hesse Texas was the site of Crystal City – an internment camp for “Enemy Aliens” during World War II. Crystal City was for those people of German, Japanese or Italian ancestry that the government believed might be spies. Haruku and Margot... See more
THE WAR OUTSIDE by Monica Hesse
Texas was the site of Crystal City – an internment camp for “Enemy Aliens” during World War II. Crystal City was for those people of German, Japanese or Italian ancestry that the government believed might be spies. Haruku and Margot both accompanied fathers who were suspects. They lived on opposite sides of the camp but became friends – sort of. This story gives a glimpse into the reality of their lives and that of the others interned at Crystal City. They were American teenagers, but because someone in their family was suspect, they had been uprooted and sent to a hot, dusty, ill equipped prison. They were enemies to each other and to their country.
Hesse writes clearly of young people confused and conflicted and does it extremely well. Margot and Haruku live and breathe. They become friends - and enemies. They trust each other - and break that trust. We learn of their families – their love, their politics, their fears, their coping – and their NOT coping.
Engrossing, terrifying, moving, sweet and bittersweet – all these and more. Ultimately a story of betrayal and forgiveness, THE WAR OUTSIDE is thought provoking and well worth reading.
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Why Were There Interment Camps Here?
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2019
While I was working after college I craved learning and I took a class on Asian Immigration to United States and my professor had been one of the Japanese internment camps in California. One of the students challenged as to why it was important! We were all shocked. She... See more
While I was working after college I craved learning and I took a class on Asian Immigration to United States and my professor had been one of the Japanese internment camps in California. One of the students challenged as to why it was important! We were all shocked. She told of being a girl scout and she thought she was 100% American. Neighbors were burying their china in the backyard and all of her family was taken to the Santa Anita stables to await reassignment. Also of what it was like to have guards standing around and knowing that you could not leave.

Years later, I moved to Texas and was looking for a historical fiction CD to listen to and I found this one. I did not know that there was a camp in Crystal City, Texas. All the time that I was listening, I was comparing this to the ones in California camps. Later I found a lot of information about the Crystal City Camp and it rang true for this story.

I liked how author did show the level of suspicion rampant in the general population. Her research emphasized that at the end of the book and when you think about the total story, that is an underlying theme among the prisoners, the two girls, the guards and outside the camp. It is subtle but easy to find. It reminds me of what my mother said. People at his work called him a "commie" because he was not service during WWII. In fact, he tried to sign up but was told that he more valuable to the country at home! Please think about suspicion when reading or listening to this book.

The love story is interesting between Margot and Haruko because the two girls did not express it openly even to each other. The times must be considered. There has been much change since then. Wanting to have an apartment together was and their dreams of it was the dearest part of the book for me. I reminded me of two sweet women that I knew as a child. I knew that they loved each other very much but that was in the 1950''s. But even they were effect and endangered by suspicion . I love the story. The only jarring thing for me was one the speakers on the audio had a definite "Valley girl" way of talking. It took me away for the story at times.
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Danielle
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Excellent Historical Fiction
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2018
I loved this book. I read it in one sitting and the ending left me wanting more from Margot and Haruko''s stories. This is a new perspective in WWII historical fiction, and I really enjoyed reading about the perspectives of German and Japanese families in an internment camp.
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DogBreath101
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Not a stand out book
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
This book was just okay. I wouldn''t want to reread it. Two people are telling their point of view, while entrapped in a wartime camp. Just couldn''t get into it, not enough to recommend. Therefore 3 stars seem average, because it wasn''t 2 stars.
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Outstanding
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020
Brought it for a gift and everything was great
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Peaker
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Geared more to a YA audience
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2019
More of a YA book. Was expecting it to be a little deeper and more thought provoking.
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Quick delivery from seller!
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2020
GREAT BOOK!!!!!!
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I loved this book
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
great book!
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Could have been good. Wasn''t.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2020
Interesting subject. Expected a better story. Conclusion was not believable and lacked authenticity.
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