This book is set in 1944 and it’s about World War Two. It’s about enemies and what can happen between enemies to change and become something else. The relationship between the two main characters, Maria and Kostya, is poignant because it explores how two people who perceive themselves as enemies can grow and learn to see each other as friends, then as something more, as they not only learn to trust each other, but to see that they aren’t enemies at all, but simply on opposite sides of a conflict beyond them. This idea, of how war turns people against each other, is one of the most compelling themes of McCrina’s works because it’s so relatable to us today, when we look at people different from us. This book is very good and I liked the storyline of the book and I really hope that the world can see past differences and see the good In others and not enemies.