I'm not quite sure what I disliked about this book. While my empathy for Lale and Gita is heartfelt, it just didn't have the ring of factuality it should have. Every account I've ever read or seen about children taken to the horrific camps made clear that they were viewed as detritus and immediately snatched from their mothers or fathers and killed. I had trouble believing they were allowed to live and play with fellow children as depicted in this story. The book was repetitious in several places. Not one person who suffered the pain of being tattooed made a sound and it just have been horrible. While I'm not suggesting details of pain be included with each person, the story made it seem as quick and easy as an injection. Real stories need facts. I'm sorry I wasted my time on this one.