This book was on my daughter's summer reading list and was by far the best book she read all summer! At first, I was worried because she doesn't usually like historical fiction books, but she really liked this one. She had a difficult time putting it down and read it in just a couple of days. The story was wonderful and was a good introduction to World War II. After reading this book, my daughter was very interested in learning more about what children her age had to face during the war.