A story about warabout World War II, and about war in a neighborhood. And a story, too, about lies and the need to tell them in a search for truth. Twelve-year-old Steve's search for understanding leads him and his friends on some chilling adventures ... and into an explosive climax.
NCTE Teachers' Choices, 1984
Booklist Reviewers' Choice
Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, 1984