Read The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #1) Online Free - When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.
|Title||:||The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
June 27, 2017
A copy was provided by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
"All the facts in history books couldn’t prepare someone for standing in a place where history was present tense".
It's going to be easier for me to just jot down what I loved about this book that try and elabor...
September 24, 2017
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I adored this author's District Ballet Company series, so when I found out she was writing a book about magic realism and time travel about WWII, the Berlin Wall, and romance, the question w...
August 26, 2017
I had only heard good things about this book and several people I trust couldn't stop gushing about it. Sadly I was disappointed.
l liked Ellie well enough. She was sort of bland and I struggled to connect to her. I didn't see any of the extraordinary, amazing, and brave traits that everyone else...
March 16, 2017
Guys, do yourselves a favour; either go and request this book on NetGalley, or take note of when it is released (or do both, like I am) because it is seriously one of the most beautiful, magical, heartbreaking stories I've read. It made me cry on numerous occasions.
This review is going to be all...
March 16, 2017
Four stars, maybe more.
It's the next day now (I finished this at 11 last night) and I'm still shocked by how much I enjoyed this book.
Do you like:
-Jewish main characters
-multiple points of view
-time travelling stories
-diversity (Jewish mc, Romani mc, queer mc)
July 20, 2017
Overall, I liked this one! I'm looking forward to Locke's future works.
I thought the time traveling aspect was incredibly fun, especially because I'm not a huge time-traveling person despite loving science-fiction. I liked the idea of the red balloon, serving as a way to save lives and as a huge...
September 12, 2017
*Reposting because this beauty is actually out now. Do yourselves a favor and get you hands on it ASAP*
If you gave a girl a magic balloon, she’ll become something else.
OKAY. Can I just say that if this isn’t the best book I’ve read all year (I don’t think I can take that position away from ACOL)...
August 31, 2017
Please Note: I received an advance reader's copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.
East Berlin in the 1980's was a seriously messed up society. One could look out their window and see the freedoms of the West,...
July 16, 2017
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review.
The Girl with the Red Balloon is a welcome addition to YA literature, and it worthy of being in the same category as "The Book Thief" and "Shades of Grey." However, unlike the former,...
August 03, 2017
I'm not usually a fan of historical fiction but The Girl with the Red Balloon totally blew me away. It's definitely a unique premise with characters that you'd want to meet and talk to in the real world. I can't wait for the next book in this series.