The young blind girl that is the narrator for half this book is one of the nicest and sweetest children to read about who loves her father and reading despite not being able to see. The war is beginning to effect where she lives in France so with her father she goes on a journey in a bid to stay safe at her strange Uncles house. The other half of the book is told by a young boy who begins training in the German army , having not been thought much of before he joined the army he likes the respect he has gained since joining up and he has real skills that will be very valuable during war time. These two young people are destined to meet . Both from different sides who find comfort together even if only for a while. I loved reading about this incredibly brave young girl who loved reading and could memorise where she walked and the little structures her father built her that were miniatures of their town. A beautiful story that does not shy away from grizzly discriptions of war time.
I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk.
This book is due to be published May 2015 and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then.
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