The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (teen fiction). Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
The Orphan's Tale: A Novel by Pam Jenoff .A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival
We love everything about this window-filled corner, not to mention the view. The picture window maximizes the view, while the double-hungs give ventilation. We also love the low built-in book cases that have function as window seats.