Once by Morris Gleitzman

Felix is living in an orphanage in the mountains of Poland. His parents made arrangements for him to live there because their book store was having troubles and they needed to travel around Europe to fix those troubles. At least, this is what they told him. Unfortunately, they are Jewish and they live in Poland during World War II.

One day, Nazi soldiers come to the orphanage and burn the books about Jewish people. Felix sees this and believes he needs to warn his parents to help save the books. He runs away from the orphanage to try to get to them. Once is the story of his journey.

I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, and the writing flows well. I like that every chapter starts with the word Once. I haven’t read Then yet, but I will be starting it tonight. I look forward to continuing Felix’s story.


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