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I must betray you / Ruta Sepetys.

Sepetys, Ruta, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780800012793
  • ISBN: 9781984836038
  • ISBN: 198483603X
  • Physical Description: ix, 319 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
"Trust no one. Tell no one. Spies are everywhere." -- from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-319).
Summary, etc.:
"Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren't free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. He's left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves--or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe. Cristian risks everything to unmask the truth behind the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country. He eagerly joins the revolution to fight for change when the time arrives. But what is the cost of freedom? Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys is back with a historical thriller that examines the little-known history of a nation defined by silence, pain, and the unwavering conviction of the human spirit."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up. Philomel Books.
Grades 7-9. Philomel Books.
Subject: Espionage > Romania > History > Fiction.
Families > Romania > Fiction.
Dictatorship > Fiction.
Revolutions > Fiction.
Romania > History > Revolution, 1989 > Fiction.
Bucharest (Romania) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Spy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 30 of 46 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 46 total copies.
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Webb City Public Library New YA Sepetys, Ruta (Text) 38262300007476 Young Adult Available -

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