This book is a masterpiece. It’s all about a boy called David who was brought up in a concentration camp thinking his parents had died, but his mum had escaped and his Dad had been executed at the camp. After 12 years growing up in the camp, he is told by a prison guard to escape. The guard gives him a letter and tells him to take it as far north as he can. Along his journey, he learns about the real world outside and meets loads of different people, some nice, some evil. Then he finally finds his mother and it changes his life forever. This book is sad, but amazing. I would highly recommend it to ages 10+. It was made into a film in 2003 (I’ve seen it), but I think the book is much better!
Review by Éanna Buck aged 10.