In 1941 twelve-year-old Karl is proud to be a member of the Hitler Youth, but when his father is killed on the Eastern Front everything changes–his family moves to the country to live with his grandparents, he encounters a brutal Gestapo officer, and he begins to realize that his sixteen-year-old brother has joined a youth group who opposes the Nazis.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 8, Issue 4
- ISBN: 9780545771559
- Author: Smith, Dan
- Published: 2015 , Chicken House
- Themes: Anti-Nazi Movement, Family, Hitler Youth, Nazi Germany, Rescues, Resistance, Siblings, World War II
- Descriptors: Awards, Europe, Germany, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), USBBY Outstanding International Book
- No. of pages: 304