History Literature / TheGreenGlassSea

3rd Jan '16 4:44:16 PM Exxolon
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It is [[WorldWarTwo 1943]] and 11-year-old[[note]] (well, 10 at first, but she turns 11 after a month of in-story time)[[/note]] Duodecima "Dewey" Marie Kerrigan is on her way to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to meet her father. When she gets there, she learns that Los Alamos doesn't officially exist and that she is not to call anyone "doctor" because people might get suspicious. This is nothing new to her, of course. There have been lots of secrets since the war started, but now there are more than ever, most of them having to do with "The Gadget", a mysterious weapon that the adults are working on and that people say will help them win the war. It's only at the end that Dewey realizes just how big everything is.

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It is [[WorldWarTwo 1943]] and 11-year-old[[note]] eleven year old[[note]] (well, 10 ten at first, but she turns 11 eleven after a month of in-story time)[[/note]] Duodecima "Dewey" Marie Kerrigan is on her way to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to meet her father. When she gets there, she learns that Los Alamos doesn't officially exist and that she is not to call anyone "doctor" because people might get suspicious. This is nothing new to her, of course. There have been lots of secrets since the war started, but now there are more than ever, most of them having to do with "The Gadget", a mysterious weapon that the adults are working on and that people say will help them win the war. It's only at the end that Dewey realizes just how big everything is.
8th Mar '14 3:55:20 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* BlindWithoutEm: Dewey. BEcomes a problem when she breaks her glasses in the sequel.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Dewey. BEcomes Becomes a problem when she breaks her glasses in the sequel.
29th Sep '13 2:59:55 PM ejanonymus
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* BlindWithoutEm: Dewey. BEcomes a problem when she breaks her glasses in the sequel.



* EmbarrassingFirstName

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* EmbarrassingFirstNameEmbarrassingFirstName: Duodecima.
* FreeRangeKids: All the kids in the story are allowed pretty much free reign. This was the norm for the time, however.



* LineOfSightName: Dewey's birthday is December 12. Twelve-twelve. Her father is obsessed with math. Hence her name (Duodecima), which is the Latin word for twelve.



* NumericalThemeNaming: Dewey's birthday is December 12. Twelve-twelve. Her father is obsessed with math. Hence her name (Duodecima), which is the Latin word for twelve.



* PresentTenseNarrative: One of the few times this is actually done well. Can still be off putting at first, especially with regards to the [[AudioAdaptation audio book]], even if it only happens part of the time.
* SecretWeapon: [[TropeMaker Though not a secret to the reader.]]
* ThisIsMySide

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* PresentTenseNarrative: One A couple of the few times this is actually Dewey eccentric chapters. Is done well. Can still be off putting at first, especially with regards to the [[AudioAdaptation audio book]], even if it only happens part of the time.
rather well.
* SecretWeapon: [[TropeMaker Though not a secret to the reader.]]
reader.
* ThisIsMySideThisIsMySide: Suze towards Dewey while the later [[spoiler:is staying with her family because her father has gone to Washington D.C.]]
3rd Apr '13 5:44:44 PM Xtifr
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The first full-length novel by Ellen Klages.

It is [[WorldWarTwo 1943]] and 11-year-old[[note]] (well, 10 at first, but she turns 11 after a month of in-story time)[[/note]] Duodecima "Dewey" Marie Kerrigan is on her way to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to meet her father. When she gets there, she learns that Los Alamos doesn't officially exist and that she is not to call anyone "doctor" because people might get suspicious. This is nothing new to her, of course. There have been lots of secrets since the war started, but now there are more than ever, most of them having to do with "The Gadget", a mysterious weapon that the adults are working on and that people say will help them win the war. It's only at the end that Dewey realizes just how big everything is.

This novel has a sequel, ''White Sands, Red Menace''.
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!!Contains contains examples of:
* CypherLanguage: With Greek of all things.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName
* EmbarrassingFirstName
* HugeSchoolGirl: Suze, who is as tall as most of the boys in her class.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* LineOfSightName: Dewey's birthday is December 12. Twelve-twelve. Her father is obsessed with math. Hence her name (Duodecima), which is the Latin word for twelve.
* TheMasquerade: Duh.
* MissingMom: Dewey's mother left when she was a baby; it's not until the sequel that we meet her.
* OddFriendship: [[spoiler:Dewey and Suze.]]
* OpenSecret: The testing of "The Gadget".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You would want to be too if your name was Duodecima.
* PinkySwear
* PresentTenseNarrative: One of the few times this is actually done well. Can still be off putting at first, especially with regards to the [[AudioAdaptation audio book]], even if it only happens part of the time.
* SecretWeapon: [[TropeMaker Though not a secret to the reader.]]
* ThisIsMySide
* {{Tomboy}}: Suze again.
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