I have read this book, and think that it is a great narrative of a child growing up in Nazi Germany. This is a book aimed at the pre-teen/young adult market, so don't expect literary wonders, but that doesn't stop it from being absolutely fascinating. The narrator tells of his adolescence growing up under Nazi rule and of his enthusiasm for all thing's Nazi. Through it all though, you are acutely aware of his naiviety, and, reading between the lines, you sense the tension from the adults around him. It is a very interesting first hand account of Germany at this time, and as such is great material for secondary age children learning about World War II, or discussions on propaganda.