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Readers of Anne of Green Gables and Hattie Ever After will love following Stephie's story, which takes place during World War II and began with A Faraway Island and continued with The Lily Pond.Three years ago, Stephie and her younger sister, Nellie, escaped the Nazis in Vienna and fled to an island in Sweden, where they were taken in by different families. Now sixteen-yeaReaders of Anne of Green Gables and Hattie Ever After will love following Stephie's story, which takes place during World War II and began with A Faraway Island and continued with The Lily Pond.Three years ago, Stephie and her younger sister, Nellie, escaped the Nazis in Vienna and fled to an island in Sweden, where they were taken in by different families. Now sixteen-year-old Stephie is going to school on the mainland. Stephie enjoys her studies, and rooming with her school friend, May. But life is only getting more complicated as she gets older.Stephie might lose the grant money that is funding her education. Her old friend Verra is growing up too fast. And back on the island, Nellie wants to be adopted by her foster family. Stephie, on the other hand, can't stop thinking about her parents, who are in a Nazi camp in Austria. If only the war would end….Like the deep sea, Stephie's life is filled with danger and darkness, but also with beauty and hope as she learns to stand up for her beliefs and be true to herself....

Title : Deep Sea
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ISBN : 9780385743853
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Deep Sea Reviews

  • Johanna
    2019-04-16 18:51

    Det blir bara sorgligare och sorgligare men är fortfarande lika bra. Bara en bok kvar nu. 😔

  • Evelina
    2019-04-09 19:10

    Lika bra som de tidigare böckerna! Älskar att läsa om Steffi och Nelli! Läs hela recensionen här:

  • Jinnie Stork
    2019-04-03 18:55

    Havets djup är den tredje boken i kvartetten om Steffi och Nelli (se gärna mina recensioner av den första boken, En ö i havet, och den andra boken, Näckrosdammen). Denna bok är en ganska typis mitten bok i en serie, där självaste bokens dramaturgi inte är lika viktig som bokens del i serien. Nu trappas förtvivlan upp, samtidigt som spänningen mellan den Steffi var i Wien och den Steffi är i Sverige ökar. Slutet är inte ett avslut, så som de två tidigare böckerna haft, utan ett dramatiskt skifte i hela berättelsen om Steffi och Nelli.Det som ändå kan sägas vara bokens egen handling är den komplicerade relationen mellan Stefii och Nelli, där Steffi nu börjar bli vuxen men fortfarande ser sig som Wienare, medan Nelli är tonåring och mer och mer kommer att se sig som svensk. Nelli tyr sig till sin fosterfamiljs traditioner och ser sig som kristen, samtidigt som Steffi tvingas möta sin egen religiösa ambivalens när hon börjar umgås med en annan judisk flyktning från Wien, som anklagar Steffi för att svika sitt folk genom att vara sin kristna fosterfamilj till belåtenhet. Steffi känner sig inte kristen, och kanske heller inte som jude, och är mer koncentrerad på att skaffa sig en utbildning än att tro på något. En parantes i berättelsen är Steffis lärarinna Hedvig Björk och dennes väninna Janice, som mellan raderna ingår i ett förhållande. Jag hoppas att detta kommer bli en viktig del i kommande bok, men det kan alltid hamna i skuggan av Steffis mycket mer råa verklighet, och tomheten av hennes föräldrar. Klasskillnader blir nu desto synligare i Steffis liv, och något hon ständigt behöver fundera över. Hon kommer från ett helt annat samhällskikt än det hon nu lever och umgås i. Vid ett tillfälle kommenterar hon klassföraktet hon kan känna från de övre klasserna gentemot henne, hennes familj och väninnan Majs familj med att de är inte som "vi", där hon också själv reflekterar över att hon nu känner en tillhörighet med sin fosterfamilj och majs familj. Detta börjar den fortfarande unga Steffi fundera över, och jag hoppas detta blir viktigt i nästa bok. Väninnan Vera har hamnat i en olycklig situation, där hon har blivit gravid utanför äktenskapet. Giftermål är planerat, och här hoppas jag man får följa henne i nästa bok, så man får veta vad som händer även med henne. På det hela tagna är det hittills den bästa boken i serien, trots att den saknar sin egen dramaturgi.

  • Megan
    2019-04-08 22:52

    Deep Sea is the third book in a series by Annika Thor (Faraway Island and The Lily Pond being the first two installments). The Steiner sisters, Stephie and Nellie, were sent from their home in Vienna to live with foster families in Sweden in 1939 at the outset of WWII. Over the past three years (and first two books) WWII takes off and things quickly go from bad to worse. Their Jewish parents are sent to camps and the sisters have little to no information about their well being. Nellie takes to Sweden right away, easily learning and preferring Swedish to their native German. Stephie does not adapt so well. Her foster mother is cold and staunch and she feels cut off from the world living on the small island. Stephie is able to go to school on the mainland where she makes friends. At the end of this third book we learn that Stephie and Nellie’s mother has died and their father has been shipped off to another camp – probably one in Poland – where Stephie is told letters do not go in or out. Things are looking pretty grim as we leave the Steiner sisters and await the fourth and final book. I enjoyed Deep Sea, but not quite as much as some other WWII choices like The Book Thief, Marika, Number the Stars, Shades of Grey, or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. (I’m sure I’m forgetting a few). I did enjoy the different setting, but I felt there should have been a bit more history for a historical fiction novel. It reads like a coming of age story with a dash of history thrown in. This could be good for those not too interested in history. The pacing was good and the characters well developed and likable. I also felt like I did not need to read the first two in the series to know what was going on. All in all Deep Sea is a solid choice for tween readers. Grade Range: 7-9Genre: Historical Literary Merit: Good Characterization: Good Recommendation: Recommended

  • Meaghan
    2019-04-03 20:49

    I can't say I liked this book as much as the previous two featuring the Steiner sisters. There's a lot less about Nellie and about Stephie's parents, who are now living in Theresienstadt, than there was in the previous two books. And a word to the wise: while A Faraway Island and The Lily Pond are suitable for middle grades, this one definitely is not. This is mainly because Stephie's friend Vera becomes a bit of a train wreck as the story progresses: she has nude photographs taken for a magazine, and ultimately gets pregnant without knowing who the father is. See what I mean? Stephie's teacher and her "friend" who both come to live with Stephie for the summer so they can tutor her to pass the high school exam are obviously lesbians, and there is talk about them sunbathing in the nude and so on, but that potential plot line never went anywhere. It's not like Stephie ever realized what was going on or that the couple got in trouble because of their sexual orientation. Stephie also experiences difficulties with school -- she's not sure if she'll be able to continue with her education, due to lack of funds -- and with the Pentecostal church she attends, who refuse to assist her parents because they're not Christians. It seemed like every chapter of the book introduced a new problem in the story, and it got a bit crowded.Unlike the other two books (there's a fourth as well, which hasn't been translated yet), this one doesn't seem capable of standing on its own. The ending kind of left me hanging. I will, however, finish the series once Book #4 gets translated into English.

  • Becky
    2019-03-31 23:11

    I didn't realize this was in a series, so I'll have to go back and read the others.

  • Melanie - iHeartFantasy
    2019-04-09 18:03

    Actual rating: 3,5/5. I actually cried at the end, and I rarely cry because of books.

  • Moa
    2019-04-16 20:46

    Åååh vad jag älskar dessa böcker! De är både sorgliga men det går också att se en ljusstrimma av hopp. Jag tycker även att det är så fint att se värmen och de fina människorna som finns runt omkring både Steffi och Nelli.

  • Alicia Riley
    2019-04-21 23:56

    I've end up not finishing the book. Reason because I've found it boring.

  • Dalila Olivastri
    2019-04-07 00:10

    When I read it I had the same age of the protagonist. I was completely into the story. I cried a lot. Beautiful

  • Stephanie Geske
    2019-04-18 23:51

    I grabbed this book off the "New" shelf at the library. A quick scan of the summary - two sisters who escaped Nazi Germany during World War II to an island in Sweden - proved interesting, and I checked it out. It wasn't until I began reading it and saw the simple sentence structure and large text that I realized it was meant for young adults, or rather, teens and pre-teens.I read it anyway, and it took me a few hours to finish, total. The main story, focused on the older of the two sisters, Stephie, was well paced. A plot device of exchanging short, 30-word letters by mail with her parents was touching. It was a quick, interesting read - less a story about World War II and the Holocaust and more about what it was like for two young girls to be uprooted and then sent to live with foster families they didn't know. I'm giving it 3 stars because, although I found flaws in the book, they're flaws that may not have been noticed by the target audience of the book (I'm guessing, 12-16 years olds). It was a simple, sweet, touching book about sisters growing up in unusual circumstances. It was a page turner, it was interesting, it was emotional. But, some of the flaws: 1. The subplots of the book - like Vera and Judith - were touched on but not fleshed out. Maybe for a lack of pages, but I felt like the author introduced characters and ideas without resolving them. At least, not in a satisfying way.2. I didn't realize this book was a companion to another two the author had written, prequels to this book. You don't need to read those books first, although I was left wondering who (view spoiler)["Sven" (hide spoiler)] was, because I hadn't read the other books. I didn't know until after I finished and Googled the book that it was the third in a "series," and realized that's probably why some of the characters seemed half-baked. (view spoiler)[Sven is only mentioned for a few sentences in this one. (hide spoiler)]3. The ending. It was incredibly unsatisfying, even though it was kind of poetic. I guess there may be a fourth book?

  • Rachel
    2019-04-10 18:13

    The story of Stephie Steiner, a Jewish girl who left her parents in Nazi-occupied Germany on the Kindertransport to live with a foster family on a remote island off the coast of Sweden, continues in this companion to the Batchelder award-winning novels, A Faraway Island and The Lily Pond. My review will appear in Jewish Book World and I can't wait for the translations of the fourth and final book in the series. Hopefully, the award-winning eight-part Swedish television series will also become available in the US.

  • Robin
    2019-03-22 16:54

    The third in the series -- loved it. Can't wait to find out what happens to Stephie as the war ends. Have loved seeing her grow up. It's been four years since her family has been together, and she's starting to understand that things will never be the same again. At the same time, she's trying to follow her dreams of an education and future and to look out for her younger sister, Nellie, as best she can.

  • Merewen
    2019-04-15 19:51

    I would probably have given the whole serie five stars when I read it in middle school (over 10 years ago).I read it in a collection book containing all four books. It's a lovely serie about two girls comming to Sweden during WWII. I remember carrying around the book, reading in odd places beacause I liked it so much.

  • (;Missy.Lala;)
    2019-03-30 19:15

    Not really a book I would recommend reading, unless you are a huge fan on historical fiction novels, and about girls finding their way through difficult situations. If you expect anything different, you would be guessing wrong. More soon...

  • Westerville
    2019-04-16 21:58

    The third in the series -- loved it. Can't wait to find out what happens to Stephie as the war ends. Have loved seeing her grow up. - Robin, Youth ServicesReserve a library copy.

  • Sallyavena
    2019-03-24 17:54

    Doesn't look like it is translated yet, so sad.

  • Julia
    2019-04-07 20:07

    Ohh, how I love this series. Third book, and still really interested in the story and the books are still going strong. Love it.

  • Kathy Locke
    2019-04-03 20:58

    This was a moving historical fiction from WWII era. At times heart wrenching, but filled with hope as Stephi navigates being a teenager during the war.

  • Hirosasazaki Sasazaki
    2019-04-20 21:10