The Brightwood Code

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$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.89 X 8.47 X 1.16 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Monica Hesse is the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in the Blue Coat, American Fire, The War Outside, and They Went Left, as well as a Pulitzer Prize finalist columnist at the Washington Post. She lives outside Washington, DC with her family. Monica invites you to visit her online at
* "[A] gripping historical thriller." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Engaging writing will have readers racing to discover the secret. A well-researched work that stands out for its explorations of guilt and trauma."--Kirkus
"The Brightwood Code has everything I love in a book, an overlooked history woven into a fascinating narrative, and a strong heroine forging her own path forward." --Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Reese's Book Club pick The Downstairs Girl

"I finished this book in one sitting, and I still can't stop thinking about Monica Hesse's stunning exploration of women's trauma (and their undervalued roles!) in the First World War. The Brightwood Code is a gripping historical mystery, with powerful feminist themes and a perfectly complex resolution that feel as relevant today as ever." --Jordyn Taylor, award-winning author of The Paper Girl of Paris, Don't Breathe a Word, and The Revenge Game

"Readers biting their nails over Edda's fictional journey will come up for air amazed by the real heroism of the Hello Girls. Monica Hesse has a genius for illuminating the darker corners of history with a kaleidoscope of heartbreaking characters and astonishing plot twists." --Elizabeth Wein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity and Stateless

* "Hesse yet again proves herself to be a master in matching a compelling mystery with a vividly detailed historical setting [in] a book that is an absolute page-turner...This easily deserves a spot next to Wein's Code Name Verity as an exemplar of the wartime drama." --BCCB, starred review