This is an excellent story about an aspect of WW2 that I have not read about before. Paolo lives with his Mum and sister in Florence in Italy. Their Dad is away doing something in the war, they don't know what. As Allied forces approach the situation in Florence becomes increasingly tense and more and more people get dragged into doing their bit... for whichever side they support.
In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things
Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope of liberation, though ‒ and neither have thirteen-year-old Paolo and his elder sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them?
“A thrilling and moving tale, set in a wonderfully tendered background of war-torn Italy. Danger abounds, but so do love and courage. I enjoyed it enormously.” ‒ Philip Pullman