"The overall effect is one of a haunting relationship that will help teens understand both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Fiction. YA)"
When a bomb explodes at a nearby café on the evening of the tenth anniversary of a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, Tal, a 17-year-old Israeli girl, decides to reach out to a Palestinian neighbor.
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"The whole of this lovely growing-up tale unfolds in sweet, appropriately bouncy language; d'Heur's illustrations are simple, pale washes of color landscape and anthropomorphized, lightly sketched (and slightly silly) animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
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