Maybe by Morris Gleitzman – Book Review

This is the sixth in the Once series of books following Felix in his life through WW2 Europe and eventually ending up in Australia. Felix is in Poland in the rubble left after the war, trying to survive while groups of fierce nationalists are seeking out and killing anyone not Polish. As he does, Felix gathers people around him who can help, and actively seeks the good in the world. But in a world which is, for the most part, desperate and not good, can he find safety and peace?

All of the Once series have told of a world with horrors and violence in a way that engages the intended audience, being younger readers. I felt that there were parts in this book which I didn’t engage with as much, however it does touch on just some of the dark parts of Australian history and well as the less-told stories of post-War Europe.

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