“Being kissed by Karl Jager was devastating. And beautiful. War makes you do dangerous things.”
Hanna Mendel liked to know what was going to happen next. She was going to be a famous concert pianist. She was going to wear her yellow dress to the dance on Saturday night. But she didn’t plan on her street being turned into a ghetto. She didn’t plan on being rounded up and thrown in a cattle truck. She didn’t plan on spending her sixteenth birthday in Auschwitz, in a wooden barrack with 200 other prisoners. Most of all, Hanna didn’t plan on falling in love with the wrong boy.
About the Author
Suzy Zail has worked as a litigation lawyer, specialising in Family Law, but now writes full time. Among other titles, she has written her father’s story, The Tattooed Flower, his life as a child survivor of the Holocaust. Her first novel for young adults, The Wrong Boy, was short-listed for the 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in the Older Readers category. She lives in Melbourne and has three children.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Published: 1st March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24