The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Spy with the Red Balloon

The Balloonmakers #2

Katherine Locke

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous emotional slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2018

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Siblings Ilse and Wolf hide a deep secret in their blood: with it, they can work magic. And the government just found out.Blackmailed into service during World War II, Ilse lends her magic to America's newest weapon, the atom bomb, while Wolf goes...
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adventurous 83%
dark 66%
emotional 66%
tense 50%
hopeful 33%
mysterious 33%
challenging 16%
funny 16%
informative 16%
inspiring 16%
sad 16%


medium 50%
slow 33%
fast 16%

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Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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