This book is about a thirteen year old boy named Ehmet who must be brave and leave his war damaged country of Bosnia. Ehmet goes to live in a village where people work together to make it a nice place to live with no wars to face. Ehmet must learn to go on with life and leave his sorrows behind. He also learns to have courage to have to leave his childhood memories and pieces of himself.
This book was an awesome book. I felt that this book gave me a chance to experience what the war did to people's homes and this book also made me feel like I was really there. Ehmet was a great character because he made me understand more about what it is like to have a big part of your life missing-like your mom. Ehmet also had a lot of courage to go through a war destroyed country by himself. These are things that could really happen in a war and that is why this book made me feel like I was there and also why I liked it so much. The ending was great because Ehmet got part of what was missing in his life back-which was his dad. This book made me grateful to have parents and to not be living through a war. I would recommend this wonderful war book to anybody. I could not put it down.