Reviewed by Laura S. (age 10)
This is an excellent book. It is filled with history, action, and survival skills. Each page is intriguing and exciting. My favorite part is when Roberto got shot in the arm. A poor family took him in and popped the bullet out with a knife. Slice! This story is unique because it is filled with historical facts, but in a fictitious way. I learned about war and struggle for life. While I read this story it made me realize what a great life I have. Roberto was short on food while I have plenty. He froze in the winter and I have heat. Now I am grateful for what I have today.
I would recommend this book to both boys and girls who love historical fiction. This book tells a lot about war and how to find your inner strength. Over all, this story deserves two thumbs up!