This book is about an Armenian (in other words, Christian) boy going through a holocaust in Turkey. He must survive WWII without his family and a safe home where he is considered an evil pest to be exterminated by anyone who knows he is Armenian. I had a lot of trouble putting this book down. Many of the deaths and other things he witnesses are very sad, but I found the plot and the history behind this book very interesting. It drove me to find more on this historic event I previously knew nothing about. Katie M.