After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War Two has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It’s dangerous, of course, to be sneaking out at night to leave messages on police buildings. But it’s exciting, too, and Wilm feels justified, considering his family’s suffering. Until one mission goes too far, and Wilm finds he’s endangered the very people he most wants to protect.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume VII, Issue 3
- ISBN: 9781927485538
- Author: Bass, Karen
- Published: 2014 , Pajama Press
- Themes: Family, Friendship, Resistance, Secret, World War II
- Descriptors: Awards, Germany, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 288