I can remember three books I read when I was 10-13, mostly for school. I can't remember the names of any of them and it is really stating to annoy me. I was hoping if I described them here someone would have some idea of what I am talking about. The first one is about a man looking back on his life. He was a pot-holer and this is a prominent theme throughout the book. I think some girl might have died in one of the pot holes when he was in his youth. I can't remember if it was fiction. It probably was. The second is about the second world war. The book is set around a young man who I believe is captured and is put in a concentration camp. I can remember something about Warsaw - either that's where the character was headed, or that is where he is captured. He escapes from the prison/concentration camp with a 'slither' of soap. A tiny bit of chocolate also? However I believe I am getting this mixed up with the book 1984. He escapes into the woods / jungle and travels across Europe. My English teacher remarked that he read it when he was a boy, so it probably was written sometime between 1940-1960. The third book is a book that has always stuck in my mind as being disturbing. It's based around a small girl after/during a nuclear winter. There is a man in a haz-mat suit that is trying to kill her? I think he might even rape her? I don't think there are any other characters. Just her and the guy in the haz-mat suit. If anyone could help me identify these books, it would be brilliant. Thank you!