I really liked this novel. Thoughtful, sensitive, and offering a glimpse of hope even in the harshest of times, this is a story of survival.
A young girl's journey to Auschwitz and then the Gulag, it guides readers through the meaning of resistance. It is easy to read, and while deep, it does not get so heavy that it would become unbreakable to read. The characters are layered, and ultimately sympathetic. I have not read the author's previous book, but after this I feel as though the tattooist of Auschwitz should be the next one coming back on my list.
As for the age range, I think while readers of all ages would appreciate it, the most suitable probably young adults.
I can recommend this book.