Reviews

  • "an unforgettable, heartbreaking novel"

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Like Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, it’s a sophisticated novel with mature themes, delivering an emotionally searing reading experience. An important novel that will stand with other powerful testaments from the Holocaust era."

    Booklist, starred review
  • "Though no punches are pulled about the unimaginable atrocity of the death camps, a life-affirming history."

    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • "this novel is one that could easily be recommended... alongside Elie Wiesel's Night and The Diary of Anne Frank ...once read, will never be forgotten...A hauntingly authentic Holocaust retelling"

    School Library Journal
  • "an engrossing read, seamlessly translated from Iturbe's original Spanish. Iturbe retains the dignity and full horror of Dita's situation, while creating a narrative of hope and bravery in the face of fear."

    Compass Magazine