From the publisher:
Eleven-year-old Zana enjoys her village life in Kosovo, even though she never feels entirely safe. Her family of Kosovo-born Albanians are ruled by the Serbian police and army. They want to destroy anyone fighting for an independent Kosovo. When bombs explode around Zana’s village, her life fills with terror and tragedy. Still she remembers her father’s words: “Don’t let them fill your heart with hate.” But that’s hard when those that were her friends are now her enemies.