This was the book that friend recommended to me as one of the most memorable books of her childhood and what a great recommendation it was!
It is a heart wrenching and full of hope story about vietnamese boy helping american soldier to escape torture. I liked that the book does not talk down to kids, reading as an adult I see that while the language is simple enough, it shows the results of the torture quite clear if without many graphic details. I also liked how the book escaped the propaganda trap for one side or for another. It is just story abput the best in people (and worst in people too) during the war. Highly recommended for kids or adults.