The very start of the book makes it seem like a fantasy novel, but after the first few pages establish that the harmonica is magical, the rest of the novel has a more realistic feel to it.
Themes include: the judgement of others and wanting to belong. Nazi Germany and the Japanese internment are both woven into the story, but done so in a way that is appropriate for a pre-teen reader.
This is a good read for anyone capable of a book so big!
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~