Book Review: Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

Book Review: Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

Reviewed by Madison 9L

This book is about a girl called Sarah, who is a Jewish orphan during the Second World War. Sarah knows what it will mean if the Nazi party continues to be in power and knows first-hand the brutality of war. She tries to make a difference in a harsh, cruel world by becoming a spy at a Nazi school for the elite. The story follows Sarah through her journey as a Jewish spy in WW2, with the dark secrets of war being discovered throughout the novel.

This is a fast paced novel showing some of the aspects of war you might never have considered before. It takes you into the heart of Germany and illustrates how the war affected and influenced different people through propaganda and oppression. The author, Matt Killeen, builds up your knowledge and understanding of Sarah, making the reader care for her. Parts of the book made me cry and parts made me wonder how much we really are told about the war.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a gripping adventure and particularly for those who love war novels and want to see another point of view.

This is Matt Killeen’s first novel and I am looking forward to his next novel which will continue the series; it’s suggested it might be out in 2019.