So...I'm cheating right now. I'm copying and pasting my short Goodreads review here.
I promise I'll be back to fill in more details, but I just couldn't wait to share about this book.
|I'm going to have to keep this one vague simply because there's little too discuss that won't really give away too much of the overall plot.|
First things first, though, this is NOT a happy and cheerful book. Yes, there are happy moments...times that will make a reader laugh and smile - but most of it isn't light. Most of the book is actually pretty heavy, but that's understandable since this is a book about World War II.
I can't even say if the ending's happy or not, but I will say that it is a very honest ending based on the plot of the rest of the book.
Did I enjoy it? Yes.
Have I read another book that's very similar? No.
Do I think this will someday end up on (probably high school) reading lists? Almost definitely.
As soon as I finished the book, I passed it on to my daughter to read. That's about the best I can do as far as recommending it.