Did I enjoy the book? Is this a book you're supposed to enjoy? It's a book that makes you think. The last chapter certainly makes you think. It made me think and I'm positive it will drag a tear or two out of some of you. This was a side of the war that I knew of but that was about it. Like The Diary of Anne Frank
, Ian McEwan's Rose Blanche
and the more recent The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
this is a story worth telling. Although not marketed as a young adult novel I suspect this book is one that teenagers would get a lot from. I would have marked it higher but the bottom line is that it didn’t excite me. It wasn’t a chore to read but that’s me. Well researched and all that but not enough.
You can read my full review on my blog here
. There’s also an interview with the author.