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The one thing that stands out to me about Irene Kucholick's years after the war is how incredibly brave she was. The situations Irene finds herself in trying to find her father as well as searching for food to feed her starving family are fascinating. Dressed as a boy, she is beaten on more than one occasion, but she never gives up in her quest to find food. The dialogue seems a bit broken and unfortunately, I had not read her first book so this one started out a bit confusing for me. ...more