In 1944, as World War II israging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raabdreams of being a hero. Leaving New York City, hisfamily, and his boyhood behind, Jack uses a falseI.D. and lies his way into the U.S. AirForce.
From their base in England, he and his crewfly twenty-four treacherous bombing missions overoccupied Europe. The war is almost over and Hitlernear defeat when they fly their last mission -- amission destined for disaster. Shot down farbehind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner and sent toa German POW camp, where his experiences are moreterrifying than anything he'd ever imagined.
About the Author
Harry Mazer is the author of many books for young readers, including Please, Somebody Tell Me Who I Am"; My Brother Abe"; the Boy at War trilogy; The Wild Kid"; The Dog in the Freezer"; The Island Keeper"; and Snow Bound". His books have won numerous honors, including a "Horn Book" honor and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults citation. Along with his wife, Norma Fox Mazer, Harry received an ALAN award in 2003 for outstanding contribution to adolescent literature. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont.