“A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I first read The Hiding Place when I was eleven. Someone past me a copy and said they thought I’d like it and it was one of the first books I had ever read that dealt with truly adult themes. Apart from Anne Frank’s Diary, I hadn’t read any World War II novels or accounts and this really does throw you into the deep end.
At eleven this book moved me, profoundly and occasionally I feel the need for some positivity and a warm cuddle and I pull it off the bookshelf and read it again.
There’s no spoiler to tell you of the atrocities of World War II. Corrie and her family live in Amsterdam where Corrie’s father is a watchmaker.