I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
February 15, 2022 3:17 PM - Subscribe
Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. He’s left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves—or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe.
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This is an unflinching look into a hard time, not often dramatized.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:25 PM on February 15, 2022 [1 favorite]