Top positive review
Great book! Perfect for Middle School, maybe a little younger!
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2017
Easy read - written for youth but I read this in a College Course for Multiculturism and Child Lit. Great story, easy to follow the story lines and characters and definitely written at an age appropriate level for middle school age or possibly a bit younger depending on maturity and interest. As an adult, I enjoyed the view of Annemarie and the innocence as we see things from her perspective, that of a young girl during WWII.
If you've read the Diary of Anne Frank, this is very different. There are some parts that may seem a little scary for younger children but by far, this is the best I've read for young ones. There are no graphic details of the trauma and abuse. While some things are mentioned in a way you get the idea that something bad has happened, its done in a way that is gentle for readers.