I'll never forget this novel. I've read it several times and I find it better each time. I like this kind of books because they are not only moving and touching but I can also learn more about history and world. Alicia was extremely brave and strong girl, she had to deal with so many awful situations. Sometimes I had to put the book down as I was so emotional that tears were just pouring down my cheeks. What is important is the fact that the story is very personal, it is not political, although it presents political and social perspective of those War World II in Eastern Europe. Remarkable memoir that I'll never forget.