This is one of those books that follows such a horrific topic that it really isn't a book to be enjoyed but one to be moved by. Usually when I read WWII historical fiction it is from an American or Jewish perspective so this was a bit different for me as most of the time it is told from a German perspective. The characters in this book are so easy to connect with and it almost feels as though they are your family. It was heartbreaking what ends up happening to some of the characters in this book (it is also heartbreaking that events like these took place in real life). I was touched by this book and its ending and would definitely recommend this book to WWII historical fiction fans.