Tamar: A Story of Secrecy and Survival

Mal Peet

Great for age 12+
This is a moving story about love, lies and secrets in a time of war, winner of the 2005 Carnegie Medal. When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century earlier. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War. Unravelling it will transform the younger Tamar's life...


Tamar: A Story of Secrecy and Survival by Mal Peet won the Carnegie Award in 2005. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

Tamar: A Story of Secrecy and Survival is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers. The location Netherlands are linked with this book.

Tags: Movements, Underground, Underground movements, War, Wars and World War