Once I had gotten past that, I found that the storyline was actually pretty good, with yet another different perspective on that tragic period in history.
Grandma's story was also different in that theirs was a story of evasion, of running from one place to the next, avoiding the label of being Jewish, which would send them to a camp - something they quite obviously did not want.
Despite the storyline being somewhat redeeming, I still was not a huge fan of this book. I would not read it again, unless a child requested I read them or recommend them a Holocaust book - but I am not sure if they would enjoy it. The writing is slightly dry (maybe because it was a translation, from Hebrew?), and not much connection was built with the characters - at the end of the story, I still had trouble remembering who was who and who did what.
As well, sometimes Nessya's reactions, thoughts, and other actions seemed either out of place or unrelated or somewhat unnecessary in relation to the rest of the book or what just happened.
Overall, it had a good storyline and a good idea basis, but the execution of it was not the best it could have been.
I got an Advanced Readers Copy of this book thanks to Netgalley and the publisher of this book in exchange for an honest review - this in no way changed my opinion of this book.