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  • Shadows on the Sea

  • By: Joan Hiatt Harlow
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

It is 1942, and 14-year-old Jill is spending the summer with her grandmother in the coastal village of Winter Haven, Maine. The U.S. is at war, and Jill hears rumors that German submarines - U-boats - are just off shore. Trying to ignore her fears, Jill notices suspicious activities in town. When she finds a carrier pigeon bearing the message Sonnabend iv, she's sure that something is wrong. The secret she uncovers will have her running for her life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak characters

  • By Joan on 08-17-16

Weak characters

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I liked the history behind this book. It gave a good base to develop the story. As a reader though, I have no patience for characters who continually do dumb things. I don't know if I missed a rating for this book but it should be classified as youth literature.