The Other Side

The Other Side is a book by Heather Camlot.

Heather Camlot

Twelve-year-old Liam finds a dead body along the shore at his grandfather's cottage. He can't erase what he's seen and can't focus on anything else, not even the upcoming opportunity of a lifetime to try out for an elite soccer team. Liam believes there is more to the girl's story than her "accidental death" and decides to investigate.

When Liam visits his grandfather, living in palliative care, things go from bad to worse. As they watch Germany's 2014 World Cup soccer games together, his grandfather, a German World War II veteran, reveals stories about his past — stories a Jewish Canadian kid doesn't want to hear. Angry and overwhelmed, Liam is swept up in a history that may just help him solve the girl's death — and make sense of his own world again. (From Red Deer Press)

Heather Camlot is a journalist, writer and translator who grew up in Montreal and now lives in Toronto. She is also the author of the YA novel Clutch and the picture book What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?

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