• Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

An enemy is hiding in Anna’s barn―a Russian prisoner of war on the run from the Nazis. Only Anna knows he’s there. If she turns him in, he’ll be shot.

Anna can’t bring herself to cause another person’s death―especially when she’s questioning her own feelings about the Nazi regime. But if she hides him, she’ll be a traitor to Germany, and for that, she could be shot.

Anna must evade discovery, knowing that even her own brother will turn her in if he finds out her secret. Can she save the soldier―and herself?

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Young Adult
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS YAF024100, YAF058190
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 1530703
Accelerated Reader® Points 8.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Glossary, and Reviewed


  • NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Winner, 2006



“Pausewang. . . clearly portrays the lives of ordinary people on the home front. The shocking, unforgettable climax shows the truth of war.”


“A strong novel on which to base discussions of duty, loyalty and responsibility to oneself and to one’s country.”

School Library Journal

“A powerful view of resistance and fortitude.”
School Library Journal

Author: Gudrun Pausewang

Gudrun Pausewang is one of Germany's top authors for teenagers. Her books have been widely translated and have won numerous honors, including the German Literature Award for Children's Books. Ms. Pausewang grew up in Nazi Germany and often deals with political issues in her writing. She lives in Schlitz, Germany.