November 7th, 2019

Kings - Jack and David

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke was excellent. During a school trip to Berlin, Ellie catches a red balloon and ends up in 1988, in East Berlin. In 1941, Benno and his family are taken to a ghetto in Łódź.

This book deals with difficult themes, but the author does a great job with it. And it's not all sad, there's a lot of hope as well.

The POV characters are Jewish and Romani. There's also a lesbian major character.