While I was in Hawaii, I discovered an excellent book written from a child's perspective about growing up in Croatia during the Balkans War. It has won many awards and accolades, and today only is available through BookBub.com (a free service featuring daily ebook deals for free or at very low cost) for just $1.99. If you happen to read this post today you might want to check into it. If you don't see this until later, but are traveling to the area this summer, you still might want to buy it or borrow it from a library.
It's a good- no, it's better than good- thing. :-)