Two Jewish families in 1930s Germany face the unimaginable — danger, persecution, loss, and the consequences of difficult decisions made at vulnerable times. How is it possible to survive terrible eras in history and still remain proud of who you are?
Written in a dramatic but reflective tone, this story immediately draws the reader in and makes one care about the characters. The characters come have divergent backgrounds but they find human connections and are surprisingly introspective. Two of the characters share a love of ice skating that remains consistent throughout the book.
The aftermath of World War II sets the stage for an identity crisis that pulls at the heartstrings and provides grist for deep thought for mature readers of ages sixteen and up.