This is the story of one person’s war, and of one person’s teenage years. Sarah Saaroni is just thirteen when the story starts in 1939, and nineteen in 1946, when it finishes. In between are the horrific years of the Second World War.
The war dominates, causing her to lose her home and her family, and be taken to Germany for forced labour. Yet life goes on regardless…. The problems of adolescence continue alongside the trauma of life for a young girl concealing her Jewish identity in wartime Germany. It is the blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary which makes this book a moving and important document.