I Am David
David, the main character in this engaging historical fiction set in the mid-1900s, is a 12-year-old boy who has lived in an Eastern European concentration camp since he was a baby. He knows nothing about his background or the outside world. When David is given the chance to escape, he takes it. As he begins a suspenseful journey to try to make it to Denmark (freedom) without getting caught, we get to see the world through the eyes of a boy who has never before seen a baby or a flower or most foods. This well-written book teaches about understanding the effects of communism and the plight of refugees and about being grateful and trusting in God.
Deep topics and sad events are explored in an appropriate, uplifting way, not in a graphic or dark way. Even if younger children could handle the reading level, the deep topics make it more fitting for 13+.
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