I Would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who don't remember or don't know of the horrors of World War Two. This book portrays the prison camps of Germany. I found it very hard to put down and read every free moment I had. Excellent book and well worth the money unless you are one who says the death camps didn't happen, nor were millions of Jews killed because they were Jews. Having livid through the War, I remember hearing and reading of it all.
After a so-so start (the main character, Jacob, does not show up until Part Two, and the character of Luc never really came alive for me), the story really becomes engrossing as the reader is forced to see the reality of life and death in the Nazi death camps. Escape seems impossible, but the terrible risks are thought worth it, not just to regain freedom but to tell the world the truth about what is happening at Auschwitz.
It's the kind of book that's hard to put down, but at the same time it's hard to read, because this isn't just fiction, it's a fictionalized account of what really went on under Hitler's rule. The fact that an escape takes place isn't a spoiler you can guess it from the title. But it's also probably not giving much away to say that some people will die as a result of the escape, and you don't know who they will be.
I can't say I *enjoyed* the story I don't think it's the kind of story intended to be enjoyed but it was definitely worth reading.