Annemarie Johansen learns that having courage is not about having a lack of fear, it is doing the right thing in spite of fear. She learns about family secrets, and what it means to trust and be trusted. She learns about patriotism, loyalty, about the realities of war, the integrity of her countrymen, and the Danish Resistance.
The Johansen family quickly mobilize when their Jewish friends are threatened with 'relocation'.
This little story is very suspenseful without being graphic. I wonder if I could be as brave and quick-thinking as that family. It's the kind of book that made me hope that all humanity will someday learn to do the right thing.