Bethan, John Mason School - Abingdon
This book was not unlike Anne of Green Gables and was interesting and suspenseful.
It started with 12-year-old Annabelle, who lives on a farm during the 2nd World War. She and her two brothers, James and Henry, attend a school with overcrowded desks and a bully, Betty. Betty constantly harasses Annabelle for money and threatens to hurt her younger brothers.
Annabelle is threatened by Betty until, one day, she disappears, along with a man who had been living with them for a while, Toby. An officer and a team of men and bloodhounds hunt down Betty, because she is believed to be kidnapped by Toby and left for dead, and Toby, because he is the suspect for her disappearance.
One day, Annabelle finds someone and is forced to smuggle them clothes and food from the house. She has to disguise them and they eventually help with Betty’s rescue.
It’s a story of lies, hope, love and quick thinking.
I liked it because it has a great plot and strong, gripping storyline. However, to make it even better, it could have included some of the character’s feelings to make you feel as though you are there and really immersed in the tale. Overall, though, it had the right proportions from before and after, without rushing through any of it.
I think this book deserves an 8.5/10 because it was really gripping and, as a result of this, didn’t take me long to read it.
Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 02:07 pm
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