Niko and his family are trapped in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. The siege lasts for three years and Niko's family struggle to find enough food and avoid the snipers whose targets are civilians in the streets. Niko and his friend Nadim take refuge from the bombing in the stairwell of their apartment building and together they find hope in the midst of a war they did not start but must try to survive.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I received this book for review from Scholastic Australia.
This book tells the story of 11 year old Niko and his family during who live in Bosnia during a war.
Niko is trying to grasp the brutal reality of his upturned world through his childish innocence.
This book definitely opened by eyes to the fact that I take the safety of my life in Australia for granted when Niko and his family risk the impossible for a piece of a life here.