Life in Communist Hungary isn't easy for thirteen-year-old Nelly. Food is scarce and so are clothes. But she has great friends and a special boy she likes, so the hardships are bearable.
When the Hungarian Revolution erupts in 1956, Nelly's world crumbles. Along with the Revolution comes a new tide of anti-Semitism. Nelly's family is Jewish, and her parents are convinced that the family must flee. Everything she cares about - her cozy room, her favourite books, and her closest friends - will have to stay behind. There's not time even to say good-bye.
Nelly's adventures during the family's harrowing escape to freedom are by turns funny and sad. Will she ever find a place to call home?
1998 New York Public Library's Book for the Teen Age Catalog and Exhibit Award
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This is a great book. This book has the basic storyline of Anne Frank. One family troubled by ruling dictatorship. This story is unique in its own way and delivers the feeling that the jews had under this cruel attacks by the Natzis. "An all time best in it's class, great story and a wonderful book" -Says Friends