Book Review: Maybe by Morris Gletizman
Maybe by Morris Gleitzman was released this August, and follows on from the other books featuring the main character, Felix: Once, Then, Now, After, and Soon.
Morris likes to call these books a 'family' as opposed to a series, one reason being that the books can be read out of order, or as stand alone books.
Both my eldest daughter (aged 13), and I have read the other books in this 'family', and we really enjoyed them.
The books centre around the effects of World War II, with a lot of harrowing moments told through the voice of young survivor, Felix.
This latest installment is equally as good.
In Maybe, the year is 1946, and 14-year-old Felix is given the opportunity to be flown to Australia and start a new life far from Poland. His pregnant friend Anya joins him on his journey, but it is far from smooth sailing for either of them as they are faced with challenges of great proportions.
I read this within a couple of days as it is such an interesting story, and Felix is such an endearing character. He has been through so much for someone such a young age, but he is determined, intelligent, and kind.
I recommend this set of books to both young readers and older readers.
Morris has captured the tragedy of the Holocaust and the effects it had, not only on those trying to survive, but their families and friends, both at the time, as well as in generations to come.
Maybe is released through Penguin Random House Australia, and has an RRP of $19.99
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