Morris Gleitzman’s Once , and the sequels Then, Now and After, are some of my favourite books. As soon as I started reading Felix’s story I felt like he was my best friend and I wanted everything to work out for him. If you haven’t read this brilliant series yet (you really should) it’s about Felix, a boy growing up in Poland during World War Two. His story is heartbreaking and harrowing and Morris Gleitzman really tugs on your heartstrings. I wrote a post back in 2013 about the books that hold a special place in my heart and these books certainly do.
I heard Morris Gleitzman talk at the Auckland Writers Festival about Felix and his story. Morris told us that he’s not ready to let Felix go yet (which I can totally understand) and that he has 7 books planned in this sequence. That means we still have 3 books to look forward to about Felix. The next book in the sequence is Soon, coming this month from Penguin Random House. Here is the blurb:
I hoped the war would be over.
And it was.
I hoped we would be safe.
But we aren’t.
Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
I can’t wait to read Soon to find out what happens to Felix next!
What are your thoughts on the series? Have you read them?