This is the real thing! It has excitment,(really brutal battles) and great escapes and it can be truly touching as well. It's not at all patronising, and is written in great style and in the knowledge that young people aren't stupid - far from it!
Just read the first page to see what I mean!
Two pages and you'll be as addicted to this stuff as I am.
I need to get to the next book to see where this is going ...and quick!
This is a brilliant account of modern day France and the shaping of it by the pressures imposed from the time of the Vichy and collaborators. A small town is evoked in which the contradictions between what people choose to remember, and what actually happened, are forensically examined It moves seamlessly from the modern day to wartime France and from the elders of today to the sparring, loving youth of the war years.
A book to read in one sitting if you can.