Girl on the Run by Nancy McDonald

This week we will have a two book series to share along with iRead Book Tours. It is middle grade-fiction set in WWII. The books are fairly short (under 200 pages) and quick to read, which is perfect for middle-grade fiction. Today, I'm sharing Girl on the Run, the first book. The cover pops with the dark background and the bright red clothes on the girl.
Book Description:
It's 1933 in Berlin. The Nazis have seized power, and for thirteen-year-old Amelie Meyer life is changing in ways she never could have imagined.

Her new teacher is picking on Jewish students, her friends are starting to shun her for not joining their Aryan youth group and her father is getting remarried. As tensions mount at home and school, Amelie embarks on a perilous journey - with nothing less than her whole future at stake. 


Amelie and Gigi love with their father in Germany. Their mother has passed away and the girls are raised by Nanny, a cook, and their loving father. When their father meets Eva and the family changes forever. This is a story set when Jews were just beginning to be seen as an inferior race and actions were taken to remove them from society.

Amelie is the storyteller and I enjoyed hearing the story from her POV. She does not believe in what is happening and must save herself and her sister. At the end of the book the author shares what is history and what was fiction along with discussion questions. I think this is a great book for children around the age of 13 because that is Amelie’s age but also a great book for anyone interested in WWII historical fiction.

Meet the Author:

Nancy McDonald began her career as a journalist on television programs that include W5, Canada AM and Marketplace before going on to become a sought-after freelance writer, penning everything from documentaries to live-action scripts to comic books. The Doktor's Daughter, the sequel to Girl on the Run, is her fourth novel. Nancy lives in Stratford, Ontario where she revels in Shakespeare, treads the boards with the Perth County Players and works part-time at Fanfare Book, Stratford's only independent bookseller.

connect with the author:   website ~ facebook instagram ~ goodreads

Enter the Giveaway:
GIRL ON THE RUN (The Doktors Daughter) Book Tour Giveaway


  1. Will the author be doing any book signings in the Hamilton/Burlington area?


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