I loved Pierre Keeps Watch -- and I'm frankly disappointed in Katrina. It seems a solemn, troubled story, with the author attempting to water down complex adult problems to adolescent levels. The setting is unusual -- the Ducky of Luxembourg during the Nazi occupation. Jolly, naive Katrina tries to extend her warm-hearted tolerance to the Nazi conquerors and is disturbed by their brutal amorality. She eventually achieves spiritual maturity when she joins the fight for liberation. Slow action -- too introspective.