Taylor Bitton


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, History, War

Document Type

Book Review


18-year-old Vincent is fascinated by the boat painting in his bedroom, and decides to travel to the painting’s real location to see it for himself. When he becomes weak and sick while traveling alone through southern France, he is taken in by two strangers, Kezia and Lorenzo, who help him recover. The pair quickly wins Vincent’s trust. Kezia begins to tell him the story of their lives, a story that takes place during the German occupation of France in WWII. Their story of fear, hope, friendship, and flamingos touches Vincent deeply, and teaches him how different people can help change the world.