Everything you need to understand or teach Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers.
Postcards from No Man's Land tells the story of World War Two's effect on three generations of a family and the secrets revealed when a long-lost grandson visits Amsterdam to discover the truth.
Jacob Todd travels to Amsterdam when a friend invites his grandmother, Sarah, who is too ill to attend. Rather than let the plane ticket go to waste, she sends her grandson in her stead. When Jacob arrives, he feels very unsure about his surroundings. He is prone to depression and suicidal thoughts, and being in Amsterdam has exacerbated these feelings. Jacob feels a strong connection to Anne Frank, even going so far as to say that he is in love with her, but when he visits her home, his negative feelings intensify. He has a strange encounter with a beautiful man - whom he initially thinks is a woman - before being mugged. Stranded in the... View more of the Postcards from No Man's Land Summary