“There’s things worse than bombs.”
A deep, honest look at life on the cusp of a great war and the end of childhood. Told penetratingly deep from the perspective of a young girl whose life is turned upside down by the evacuation of children from wartime London.
“The house looked asleep.”
Writing that may not appeal to adult readers has a simplicity and directness that sounds authentic. Despite the many decades elapsed since I was ten, I can attest that it comes uncomfortably close to how I sometimes felt during that awful and wonderful time of life.
“You’re in luck, then because I’m not a nice person at all.”
Winner of numerous awards for young readers.
“Saying something stupid doesn’t make you stupid. Luckily for all of us.”
Bought it for our granddaughter. (Don’t tell her.)
“I had so much. I felt so sad.”