Thursday, November 1, 2007

Postcards From No Man's Land


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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2 comments:

Shea said...

An intense and passionate story, Postcards From No Man's Land will keep you on the edge of your seat. Alternating points of view from present to past are intriguing, and when the past meets the present, it's explosive. An amazing, book, one you should definitely read.

Anonymous said...

Don't buy the book. Its the worst one I've read, probably ever (I never read Twilight)