Thursday, November 1, 2007
By Aidan Chambers
This book tells two stories:
The coming of age of 17 year old Jacob, who goes from England to Holland to honor his Grandfather, who was a soldier in WWII. Jacob visits Anne Frank's house, he gets mugged, and as he gets his bearings in this new culture, he tries to figure out who he is and whom he might love.
Interwoven with this story is the romance of Jacob's grandfather, an injured British soldier who falls in love with the Dutch woman hiding him from the Nazis.
This book won the Carnegie Medal (1999) and, when it was published in the U.S., the Michael Printz Award (2003)
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