I thought this book was excellent! It is largely told from the perspective of someone reflecting on their experience as a child.
The family dynamics are very well done and the story is gripping. It also introduced me to a part of history I had honestly just not thought about a lot. It manages to both convey the uniqueness of the author's own story and tie it to the widespread suffering during the revolution and war. The art is gorgeous as well. Certainly excited to read the second book.
Published Sept. 11, 2004 by Pantheon.