From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9-When Zoe is given a package after her grandmother's death, she enlists the help of her friend Luke to help unravel the mystery surrounding Gran's secret past. Through trial and error, the two young people discover that Magda Kovacs was really Dagmar Kiss, a refugee who fled her home during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and changed her identity before settling in Australia. A journalist who stood up for her beliefs, she feared being arrested by the government and assumed the identity of another woman from her village. As Zoe discovers bits and pieces that raise questions about Gran's background and her character, she comes to the conclusion that all is not as it appears in her family and faces some painful but enlightening truths as the woman's remarkable story unfolds. Edwards handles this intriguing tale with aplomb. Zoe and Luke are likable characters, and the lively and believable dialogue enhances the narrative without ever showing signs of strain or awkwardness. The plot, with its many twists and turns, will keep readers interested until the end.Robert Gray, East Central Regional Library, Cambridge, MN
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About the Author
Australian author Hazel Edwards writes for all age groups but is best known for the classic and much translated 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof eating Cake' Fake ID is a family history mystery where 14 year old Zoe invesitgates the fake ID held by her Gran, for years. Formerly a popular print book published by Lothina/Hachette , now an e-book also, available from the author website.
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