On the eve of World War II, Genevieve impulsively decides to stay in the Alsace region of France with her grandmother. And she doesn’t even like her grandmother.
Her aunt always says she doesn’t think before she acts. Now Gen doesn’t know who to trust and must learn how to care for her grandmother, the farm and avoid the Germans as much as possible.
Patricia Reilly Giff is one of my favorite authors, and Genevieve’s War does not disappoint. Real war stories, yet gentle enough for upper elementary readers to glimpse of life under German rule.