Soon by Morris Gleitzman
Published by Penguin Books Australia
If you have read Once, Then, After or Now, you will want to read Soon. If you haven’t read the other titles you can still read Soon as a standalone novel. ‘I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren’t.’ These words echo what Felix faces in this book.
It is the end of World War II and Felix, a Jewish boy is still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland. He is trying to put his self taught medical skills into practice and faces many dangers along the way. Extra responsibility causes him to grow and learn that it is hard to protect those around you as well as yourself.
Gleitzman had gone into the present with Now and it was great to see that he still had more writing in him for Felix and went back to Soon.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: June 2015