Suzanne's world changes drastically when World War II becomes a reality for
her with the bombing of her hometown, Cherbourg, France. Just thirteen
years old, she dreams of becoming an opera singer someday. Now she and her
family must endure being forced out of their homes, watching neighbors
disappear, and helping friends overcome trauma. Then Suzanne is asked to
help deliver secret messages which may help end the war, but what will
happen if she is caught?
Based on a true story, Bradley portrays this era of history well and
includes many accurate historical details. She also doesn't shy from
presenting some of the ugly realities of war. The characters in this novel
show many admirable traits such as bravery and patriotism, and prove that
anyone can make a difference. Both engaging and enriching, For Freedom is
definitely worth a read.