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Willie gradually forms a strong bond with Tom and begins to think of him as a father figure.
6 March 2014
this book is so warm and really breathtaking! not all books can be as good as this one.
4 March 2014
not for me
I didn’t like this book and didn’t finish it. Not for me.
1 January 2014
I really loved this book and I think it is my favourite book of all time. Some parts are tragic, others are enthralling. I like that it is set during WW2.
31 December 2013
This book is perfect for anyone doing world war 2 at school! I would recommend this book to anyone around 9-14 years old as it is quite sad. This book is very grippy and leaves you constantly at th edge of your seat with excitement wanting to know what is going to happen next!
This book is about a boy called Willie Beech who is an evacuee in world war 2. He has to leave his family and be evacuated to the countryside to get away from danger, this leads to him meeting a kind, old man called Tom who has to look after him. Tom doesn’t want to look after Willie but after a lot of perserverence from the community Tom looks after Willie and after a while they form a tight relationship. Gradually Willie finds out about Tom’s past and its not all nice….
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!! Xx
7 April 2013
i never read it but i might try it
8 March 2013
This is a very moving story.It is about a boy that stay with a gruff old man. While Willie is in the country he realises what true friendship is. His mum calls him back to London because she says she is ill. He then realises how nasty his mum is. She pretends to be a good saint but most of the things she has taught him are wrong.Find out more when you read this!!!!!
10 October 2012
Great, the only word to use really!!!
25 July 2012
This is a really sad but good book. It’s about a boy who gets evacuated and the old man that looks after him realizes he was treated badly by his mother -. It’s a good book and there is a happy ending. Ages 11+
6 March 2012
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