Bea is a young girl in London when WWII breaks out. Her parents make the heart wrenching decision to send her to a host family in America. At first, understandably, she is hurt and feels like a fish out of water. But she bonds quickly with her host family and her life there for 5 years is idyllic. When the war ends she goes home to a completely different life and once again feels like a fish out of water. We see her and her host families lives as the progress through the years.
I loved the writing and the concept of this one. If it had ended 2/3rds of the way through, I 100% would have given it 5 stars. The last third there were some character choices that made me uncomfortable and I wonder how realistic life would have been after those points. It’s a bit of a depressing read so be sure you’re mentally prepared for the sadnesses of life in a time of war.
Thanks to Celadon Books for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.
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