The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloon

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 u...

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The Girl with the Red Balloon Reviews

  • Ava
    Four stars, maybe more. Wow.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)-historical fiction-learning more ...
  • Katherine Locke
    I wrote this thing. It'll be on your shelves and available September 1, 2017!(edited on 6/22/17 because it still said spring lol)...
  • Candace Robinson
    What a magical book! Love how everything comes full circle and connects! Plus time traveling intertwined with magic! And that ending!!! *Hyperventilates* Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20......
  • Cam (abookeater)
    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 elab...
  • Kate
    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 ov...
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    *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...
  • alice (arctic books)
    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 sy...
  • Stacee
    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 sa...
  • Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest09/27/17: This book is currently $1.99 for Kindle. 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 wasn...

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