As a work of fiction, the book has been praised.
The reviews were positive and many close friends praised the book.
The book was praised for its realism and ability to interest boys in history.
One magazine praised the book for being "quiet and beautiful".
The book has subsequently been praised for its powerful treatment of the subject matter.
The book is praised for its accessibility and forward thinking.
While a few critics praised the book, it did not receive much attention.
The book was also praised for its message about the horrors of war.
The book is still highly praised for over 60 years because of its pictures and pace.
This book is praised for its cultural and historic accuracy.