I Must Betray You
Seventeen-year-old Cristian lives in communist Romania, where secret agents are everywhere, and people are suppressed by a spy network. When an agent blackmails Cristian into becoming an informant, he has little choice but to agree to spy on a US diplomatic family, lying to his family and betraying those he loves. As communist regimes crumble across Europe, the youth of Romania rise up on a wave of solidarity and courage and Cristian joins the revolution and risks everything for freedom. This fast-paced novel deals with complex issues of responsibility, truth, loyalty, family, activism, advocacy, love and loyalty, justice, and power, and is suitable for literature circles or independent reading.