Truly this book is a page turner. So when Odettes father is thrown into a work camp and the Nazis suspect her mother of helping the Resistance Odette is sent to the French countryside until it is safe to return. A California bookstore that operates on trust. Although Odettes age is never given her youthful perspective and the overall nonspecificity about the war make the book best suited to readers on the younger end of the target audience. Odettes Secrets by Maryann Macdonald is a historical fiction novel based on facts from the life of a real girl who fled Paris and lived as a hidden child during the Nazi occupation because she was Jewish. The story follows Odettes life for the length of. With her father in the army Odette her mother and her beloved. What drove you to write this book in verse. Maryann MacDonald is the author of the newly published Odettes Secrets Bloomsbury the story of a young Jewish girl in France forced into hiding during World War II. A Jewish child must hide in plain sight to survive in WWII France. Odettes life in Paris is happy until Jewish shopkeepers stores start being vandalized and rumors of war become fact. Odettes Secrets by Maryann MacDonald 9781599907505 available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. I read the entire thing in less than two hours. My longtime hairdresser and friend Michael Muscaro one of the first to read Odettes Secrets. She is cared for after school by her wise and kindly godmother Madame Marie. The Whole Megillah TWM. Odettes world is full of secrets--secrets that protect and allow her to survive. When life in Paris becomes too dangerous for Jews including Odette the young girl is sent to the countryside where she must disguise herself as a French peasant and Christian keeping her true identity a closely guarded. Odette a young Jewish girl living in Paris in 1940 tells the story of her life in a small apartment with her mother and father. Odettes Secrets MARYANN MACDONALD For George Il y a longtemps que je taime jamais je ne toublierai.