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Traight into danger Jody must uickly learn to trust herself because in the time directly after the fall of the Berlin Wall the border between friend and enemy is not as c. An American military base in 1990s Germany is home to three friends Jody Giselle and Vivian who are also in a stringed trio The friends will be separated soon because Jody s father will be moving the family to Texas so a final musical competition in Paris is something the girls have been looking forward to When they have a final rehearsal at their music teacher s house they learn their teacherHerr Muller won t be able to accompany them The girls try to come up with another solution while walking through an East German neighborhood when they witness two officers with red stars in a gold circle on their caps throwing a third man into the river When the officers leave the scene Jody goes into the river to retrieve the man with her friends help The man is not dead but is hurt badly and the girls learn his name is Arvo Kross a soldier who begs the girls to hide him from his Russian unit because he s an Estonian who went against the Russian army Arvo convinces the girls that he must leave Berlin to be safe The girls come up with a plan to help Arvo leave Berlin for Paris with him posing as their music teacher especially since their parents don t know the real Herr Muller is unable to accompany the girls This way Arvo can be safe and the girls can compete in their last musical competition together with an adult to register them at the competition Paris holds adventure for the trio then what they planned and again they must use their creativity to solve problems especially Jody s creative composing abilities

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Lear as it once was Award winning author of Heart of a Shepherd Rosanne Parry offers a fast paced coming of age story filled with adventure music friendship and intrigue.. Loved the sense of adventure and place in this book Had issues with the lying but the author resolved those by the end

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When year old Jody and her friends save a badly beaten Russian soldier from drowning they put into motion a chain of events that will take them from Berlin to Paris and s. Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry was an alluring read that had me enad throughout A young adult novel about three girlfriends who plan a trip to Paris for a musical competition the story takes place in 1990 in Germany when the wall has just come down On their way home from a music lesson one day they witness a crime and end up saving the life of a Soviet soldier who is wanted from the government Little did they know he d turn their whole world upside down They decide to help him get home and take him to Paris with them That s where the adventure starts Where do I begin First of all I loved the time period of the piece and everything it represented My mother being born and raised in Germany I have my own particular sentiments about the wall coming down So much history changing everyday and we so often don t see it Parry explained the political climate in easy and interesting description that was fun to follow and hard to put down I could identify well with the main character Jody in her plainness or at least that s how she viewed herself Toward the end I think she ended up having a natural beauty who s impact went unnoticed by her You get hints throughout the story that they ll end up getting caught but I kept thinking to myself who cares Can you imagine taking a trip as a teenager to a foreign country with friends and having all these adventures You d have memories for a lifetime I also really enjoyed the musicalart theme that ran throughout the plot Being involved with music most of my life I remember well those solo and ensemble contests and it brought back memories for me Another aspect I enjoyed was the dusty old bookshop where they ending up staying for the night Being an avid reader I love when stories have little used bookstores in them Although I did pause on wondering what Parry s intent had been when she spoke of socialism when the shop keeper offered the girls money They didn t uite understand what socialism was and Parry left us feeling it was just about people being nice to one another I did laugh when the shop keeper offered a book on it to the girls and they declined saying they d be grounded if they came home socialists Although I appreciated the authenticity of the Karl Marx uote I wondered at what Parry was trying to convey Was it just another attempt at explaining the political climate of the times Or was Parry trying to throw a little of her own beliefs in the mix Perhaps I m just jaded since this country has been moving in that direction since Obama became president In any case the story was fantastic and I found myself tearing up at the end Intelligent young girls on an adventure in Paris following their hearts in trying to do the right thing was what it was all about I really enjoyed it My only thought is I wonder how many young adults are reading this type of literature I don t remember reading anything like this when I was a teenager but was it because I didn t want to Or because I just didn t come across it I hope it was the latter and that I can raise my boys to want to ingest this kind of reading Not only was it a beautiful story but Parry then gave us an Author s Note at the end telling us about the division of Germany and how it affected the surrounding countries And it all was in an elouent and easy to understand explanation I know many adults my age who don t have a clue as to what the wall division between East and West Germany was really about and would love to see them read this story What a wonderful world we live in that has literature like this for our young people Although it doesn t have enough ualities to be considered classic literature as of yet it was a captivating story and a delightful read I highly recommend it ClassicsDefinedcom


10 thoughts on “Second Fiddle

  1. says:

    Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry was an alluring read that had me enad throughout A young adult novel about three girlfriends who plan a trip to Paris for a musical competition the story takes place in 1990 in Germany when th

  2. says:

    Wow that was impressive Parry has crafted insightful historical fiction from a period that I've read very little about I learned so

  3. says:

    Fast paced historical fiction that I couldn't put down and read in one sitting I loved the three girls and their relationship and loyalty to each other They knew they needed to do what was right and just no matt

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    If we had known it would eventually involve the KGB the French National Police and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe we would have left that body in the river and called the Polizei like any normal German citizen; but we were Americans and addicted to solving other people's problems so naturally we got involved SynopsisBerlin in 1990 a

  5. says:

    In her second novel for young people Rosanne Parry takes us back to Berlin in 1990 at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and th

  6. says:

    An American military base in 1990s Germany is home to three friends Jody Giselle and Vivian who are also in a stringed trio The friends will be

  7. says:

    This is my childhood Minus the attempted murder of a foreign soldier

  8. says:

    Loved the sense of adventure and place in this book Had issues with the lying but the author resolved those by the end

  9. says:

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomJody Giselle and Vivian live on a military base in Germany The three girls have one thing in common music They have been taking lessons from Herr Muller for years and are about to attend another competition Their string trio has played well in the past but this year they've practiced hard and are hoping to win However they will soon learn about much than their musicWh

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    Jody and her friends Giselle and Vivian can’t believe their music teacher has to cancel their trip to Paris for a musical competition It was supposed to be the last chance they would have to play together before Jody and Giselle leave the US Army base in Berlin and return to the USThen they witness the attempted murder of a Soviet soldier by his own officers The girls realize the only way they can truly save his life i

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