Juvenile fiction


: Evert Hartman

Held hostage

Two armed man break into a school and take a group of pupils plus a teacher hostage. Isolated from the rest of the world, except for the news on the radio, initial fear turns into trust, and in this atmosphere the kidnappers start talking about their country. Over the following days the children come to know them as reasonable people who are fighting injustice in their country. But is violence the solution? The teacher convinces their captors to surrender. Back in the world outside, the hostages find that no one understands what they have gone through; how can they, when they were not there?

other books by Evert Hartman:

War Without Friends
War Without Friends