The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out -- even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find her again.

But first, he must survive.

Racing through the woods and mountains, Luka evades capture by both Nazis and Soviet agents. Then he meets up with an underground army whose members are fighting Nazis and Soviets alike. But the desperate rescues and guerilla raids put Luka back in the line of fire. Can he persevere long enough to find Lida again or make it back home where his father must be waiting for him?

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, author of Making Bombs for Hitler, delivers another action-packed story, inspired by true events, of daring quests and the crucial decisions we make in the face of war.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on April 24, 2018 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338233025
ISBN-13: 9781338233025
5 Book Reviews
  • swirlycool
    swirlycoolTuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm55 stars
    This book captures the struggle and the horror of the Holocaust. This book is very interesting, and shows you what it was like to live during the Holocaust. This book made me feel emotional, and it made me want to know what would happen on the next page. The ending was happy however it made me angry to see how much the characters suffered and lost. I recommend this book to people wanting to learn more about what it was like during the Holocaust, and I recommend it to people who like books based on historical events. I also recommend it to people who have enjoyed other books written by this author. I rate this book 5/5.
    • swirlycool
      swirlycoolFriday, May 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm55 stars
      This book captures the struggle and the horror of the Holocaust. This book is very interesting, and shows you what it was like to live during the Holocaust. This book made me feel emotional, and it made me want to know what would happen on the next page. The ending was happy however it made me angry to see how much the characters suffered and lost. I recommend this book to people wanting to learn more about what it was like during the Holocaust, and I recommend it to people who like books based on historical events. I also recommend it to people who have enjoyed other books written by this author. I rate this book 5/5.
      • kcroyalslover10
        kcroyalslover10Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:25 pm44 stars
        This was such a good book!!! At first , I wasn't so sure I was going to like it , but now that I read it , I'm sooo glad I did! Like the old saying says , don't judge a book by it's cover.
        • shayshaygirl25
          shayshaygirl25Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:53 am33 stars
          I read half of this book and It was okay. not bad, just not great. Its pretty okay.
          • SecretThursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm
            Really good