A fantastic graphic novel. The drawings are very clear and beautiful, The story manages to convey a huge amount of information about the war (propaganda, collaboration, resistance, rationing...) and the nazis occupation. And yet, helped by the pictures, it remains clear and accessible. The story of 2 best friends Helena and Hester is gripping and moving. One of the best book to explain the war to children as Helena,now an old lady, recalls the war days and her friendship with Hester, a jewish girl, for the benefit of her grandson. Suitable and full of facts for adults too (the story is set in Holland). I am reading it with my 10 year old and we both love it.