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The Most Dazzling Girl In Berlin

by Kip Wilson

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The Most Dazzling Girl In Berlin by Kip Wilson
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    Mar 2022, 416 pages

    Mar 2023, 432 pages


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Set against the backdrop of Hitler's rise to power and the mounting bigotry it fostered, this young adult novel-in-verse is a hopeful love letter to the resilience of the queer community.

At the center of this historical young adult novel is 18-year-old orphan Hilde, who has just aged out of the care system and been cast into the streets of 1930s Berlin to fend for herself. Securing work as a waitress in one of the city's vibrant queer clubs, she can finally explore her identity and look toward the future. But as Germany prepares for an election, her newfound happiness is soon under threat. With the Nazi Party and their policies of hatred and exclusion gaining popularity, Hitler's followers feel emboldened to single out and attack anyone considered "other."

Author Kip Wilson skillfully showcases the importance of found family and safe spaces within the queer community. It is heartening to witness the mutual kindness shown between Hilde's patrons and co-workers, as well as the joy they feel at being able to express themselves, and to experiment with their gender and ...

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