Following The Bend In The Road
Michael Morpurgo weaves a wonderful tale beginning in 1982, he then transports the reader back to the occupied south of France during World War II. The reader gets caught up in the war as the peaceful countryside is taken over by the Nazis.
There is the theme of trust. Not all Nazis were evil. They all wore uniforms but underneath some were men and not monsters. “In this uniform, I am Caporal Willi Brenner. Under this uniform, I am Herr Willi Brenner, husband, father and Lehrer.”