Juvenile fiction


: Evert Hartman

War Without Friends

The controversial story of a 14-year-old son of a collaborator. Arnold's father is a member of the Dutch National Socialist Movement and Arnold himself belongs to its youth division. He is teased and tormented by his classmates, and feels an outsider.

In the story, Arnold moves from accepting his allegiance to doubting it, disliking it and finally rejecting it. The girl he is in love with works for the resistance and Arnold helps her to escape. In the end, his family flees to Germany, but Arnold stays behind, without friends.

Rights sold to Spain, U.K., U.S.A., Denmark

other books by Evert Hartman:

Held hostage
Held hostage