This was quite the little book. On the 11th of March 2011 a large earthquake struck Japan and brought with it a large Tsunami that killed 18,500 people. This books focuses on a small town where 74 young children were killed at the local primary school. The author spends 6 years talking to survivors, parents, teachers and family some of whom are still searching for their children which is truly heartbreaking, especially when you realize that if the children had just been led up the hill away from the black water churning towards them, that they may have survived.
A book that most Kiwis should read - living in a earthquake/tsunami prone country ourselves. 5/5