I love pretty much everything Morpurgo writes (Kensuke's Kingdom being my favorite). He can take a historical event and create a story around it and do so in manageable, accessible text for some of our younger readers. This was starting off good but as I was riding my elliptical I saw a plot twist coming and was like "dang that is so good". Then, in typical Morpurgo fashion there was also a good twist at the end too. Really liked this.