Told from the viewpoint of Peter van Pels, this wonderful imagining of Anne Frank's experience in hiding is complex, thoughtful, and filled with the yearnings of youth colored by the terrible shadow of war. At first, 15-year-old Peter spends his time longing to fight in the war, misses his girlfriend terribly, and is annoyed by Anne. But soon, they become friends, eventually discovering feelings for one another. But in a cramped, claustrophobic place surrounded by their families, the pair is unable to find the space to express their desires. Faithful to the true story, this young adult novel ventures into fascinating territory.