Reviews

  • A chilling, stylishly written and utterly memorable story

    Guardian, Best New Children's Books 2016
  • A small wonder, and for once a book worthy of the hype

    Alex O'Connell, The Times
  • The breakout WWII drama . . . is causing quite the stir amongst both adults and the pre-teens it's aimed at

    Stylist - 'Your Essential 2016 Reading List'
  • Tense, moving, original and skilled, this phenomenal debut will seize sophisticated readers

    Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times - Children's Book of the Week
  • It sometimes seems there can be no stories left to tell about the anguish of Nazi-occupied countries in 1939-45 but the debut novel by Gavriel Savit makes the territory new

    Observer
  • A beautifully haunting and thought-provoking story of friendship that lingers long after the last page

    Ruta Sepetys
  • A bold first novel that promises more from the undoubtedly talented Savit

    Guardian
  • A beautifully written debut

    Sunday Express
  • This wonderfully original concept, enigmatic in style yet grounded in brutal reality, is written with deceptive power and grace

    Daily Mail
  • A stark and beautifully written tale that will leave you feeling unsettled yet enthralled

    Woman Magazine

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