Age – 14+
From the acclaimed, award winning author – Mal Peet, this story follows a family through three generations. Clem, the son of Ruth, Ruth the daughter of Win, and Win herself who never leaves the family household – even when Ruth is married. Each character has their own story, all moulded in different ways by the wars of our time.
It’s a love story, a coming of age story and a history lesson (in the most interesting way possible!) all at once. I didn’t see the ending coming – a beginning of another war in human history…..
I have to admit, when I first read the blurb for this novel, I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it, but I’m glad I ventured in. It was a fabulous read and I even learnt something about JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis…..
(Historical, Family, Love , War, Generations, Growing up)