I'm not much of a fiction reader, especially "kid" fiction. My library is pretty much military history, but when I stumbled across this book on Amazon and saw all the great reviews I thought I would give it a read. I don't very often wonder off the beaten track of military history and the last time I did I was well rewarded with the great book All The Light We Cannot See, so I thought I would take a chance on Pax. I have to say that Pax was one of those books that you feel sorry for people who have never read it. I cannot recommend this book enough. I will be reading it to my younger grandkids, passing it on to my older grandkids and I'll be giving it away to friends and family. Don't miss this one. The rave reviews you see here are rave for a reason. This is one outstanding and very, very special book. So glad I stumbled upon it while surfing around Amazon books. If I could give it ten stars I would.