What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said. For a long time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it, thinking it might be too depressing, too unhappy. And of course it was, I mean, how could it not be. But because it was told from the point of view of Jack, the five year old boy it was always full of hope. Despite him being scared, he was also brave, and curious, and making the best of it, despite everything. A very impressive story.