London 1940 Rachel is alone and adrift in a stricken city as the Blitz reaches its most deadly stage and thousands die in nightly air raids Her father is under arrest as a suspected spy, her mother seriously ill in hospital Can she survive in the murky blackout alongside London s criminals and unearth the real traitors Age 13 plus.
Blitz Kid London Rachel is alone and adrift in a stricken city as the Blitz reaches its most deadly stage and thousands die in nightly air raids Her father is under arrest as a suspected spy her mother se
This is a story about a young teen aged girl, whose parents were sending her to a boarding school, to get her away from the bombings in London in 1940 Rachel decides not to go to the school, and jumps off the train She learns her mother has cancer, and will be having surgery soon At first she finds the air raids exciting, and she loves the dangerous things she ends up doing She changes her mind, when injuries and death come close to her Rachel befriends Paul, who steals things from vacated house [...]
Young Adult Read 13 I have to confess I m not a teen reader, several decades too old but bought this because I m interested in the subject matter However, I soon got into the story and was eager to find out what would happen next It seems to me that this has everything spies, spivs, burgeoning love, parents with problems, all wrapped up seamlessly in one story Rachel Pearse is an unusual and memorable character with her passion for numbers,as is Paul Gabriel the good boy turned bad The period fl [...]
Realistic picture of the terrors of young people in wartimeGraham clearly the increased vulnerability of a young woman who lacks the maturity and insight to fully comprehend her own fragility Or, if she does, to care in the way others wish she would It s that drama that keeps readers rapidly turning pages in the hopes for a positive outcome for Rachel, as well as everyone else she cares about so deeply.
BeautifulIt was a great read about a young girl and young man growing up in these conditions and experiencing what they did and still managing to come out at the end with beautiful hearts is amazing.
Good readGood read, well written account through a young girls eyes and heart Enjoyed reading it immensely This period of time is very interesting.
Blitz Kid was a unique historical fiction perspective on the London Blitz in WWII through the eyes of the young female protagonist.
Needed a lot fleshing out I also didn t feel like the character and the setting meshed The main character seemed much modern than 1940s London.
A really good read An interesting take on a topic which is often written about.