I decided to track the story from beginning to end. In the beginning of the book, the story was taking place in the city of Denmark with the girls coming home from school. The book quickly moves to their apartment and a lot of events occur here. The girls and Annemarie's mother moved from the apartment to Uncle Henry's house by the sea. This is where the book concludes. You could even say that the very end of the book lead them to Sweden, where they escaped from the German soldiers. In all, the characters moved from the city, to the apartment, to the sea side, and then to Sweden.