The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung RichmondThe Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

The Only Thing to Fear

byCaroline Tung Richmond

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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It's been nearly 80 years since the Allies lost WWII in a crushing defeat against Hitler's genetically engineered super soldiers. America has been carved up by the victors, and 16-yearold Zara lives a life of oppression in the Eastern America Territories. Despite her mixed heritage and hopeless social standing, Zara dreams of the free America she's only read about in banned books. A revolution is growing, and a rogue rebel group is plotting a deadly coup. Zara might hold the key to taking down the Führer for good.

In this action-packed, heart-stopping novel of a terrifying reality that could have been, Zara must decide just how far she'll go for freedom.

Caroline Tung Richmond is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Highlights for Children, and, among other publications. The Only Thing to Fear is her debut novel. A self-proclaimed history nerd and cookie connoisseur, Caroline lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband; their daughter; an...
Title:The Only Thing to FearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.26 × 0.6 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545872146

ISBN - 13:9780545872140


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The fight for love and freedom is so strong In an alternate universe, Hitler and the Nazis won. Zara is a young teenager who helps her only relative, her Uncle around the farm. Growing cabbage for the military troops, this is her life. When she starts to get attention from a young German teen, she realizes there might be hope after all. Will he betray her of help save the rebellion to take down the head of the snake? I loved the new world that Caroline built. She describes a lot about what happens to other countries which I like because most authors don't mention anything but the United States. The fictional history that she weaved through the story was so interesting and I was never bored. Zara being a half Japanese and half English main character is so great to see. I wasn't surprised at all that Japan and Italy would be their allies. To see the prejudice and racism that happened between her and others is also a given. I wasn't expecting any Jews either to be alive and that thought horrified me. Postwar cleansing? It's like they wanted to be clean of these sub-par humans. *shudders* There's also the Colonel that gave me the biggest shivers who would stare at her in the most perverted ways. So creepy. I liked the story and it kept moving and moving until the climax. The one thing that I didn't think was necessary was the romance. Even though it wasn't a big part of the story, I think even having none of it would keep it strong. It's hard to fall in love when Nazis are hunting you down. I was also not surprised when there were super human Anomalies who would become part of the military. Genetics and testing on the Jews is something the actual Nazis did. Overall, I enjoyed reading about a different world if the Nazis won. The fight for love and freedom is so strong and that was the biggest message here.
Date published: 2015-02-11

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Only Thing to Fear"Richmond makes an impressive debut with this alternate history ... She twists history and throws in creative exploitation of superpowers to deliver a fast-paced adventure." --Publishers Weekly"Reminiscent of series like the Hunger Games and Divergent, but the alternative-history angle adds a spark of its own." --Booklist"The plot is fast-paced and will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction readers." --Library Media Connection