Monday, February 25, 2013

Has Felix's story ended this time?

After (Once #4) by Morris Gleitzman

Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts
209 pages
Buy it @ book depository
Released: July 2012

"In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing. He's helped by a new friend, but if he should lose her as well ..."


Another great Felix story narrated on Audiobook by Morris Gleitzman. Felix feels so real to me, he is a character that will stick with you forever and so will his stories. I'd love to see these books made into a movie, I wonder who they would get to play Felix.

We continue Felix's story from the end of the second book "Then", after having spent two years in a hole in a barn Felix ventures out and comes across a group of partisans who are fighting against the Nazi's. He joins this group and so his story continues. As with the other books in this series you will be in for a tear jerker and horrifying war scenes. If you would like to read the first chapter of this story then click here. These books are aimed at a younger audience but I think someone of any age would enjoy these stories. I also feel that lower primary aged children might not be able to read this one specifically as there is a scene towards the end that may be too mature for them.

I believe there's still more we need to find out about Felix. What happened to him after the war and there's the story of how and why he immigrated to Australia. I reckon that Morris Gleitzman should call it "Before" because it's before his happily ever after.

Click on the links to read my reviews of 'Once', 'Then' & 'Now'.

On the cover

This cover depicts exactly what you will expect from this book. Lots of snow, war & forests.
I really love this cover, the red jumps right off the page like blood maybe?

What I'm listening on Audio to next: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

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