ACHUKA Book of the Day 11 Jun 2022
Times Children’s Book of the Week 9 Jul 2022
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 3 Jul 2022
“If there are any prizes left for children’s books by the end of this year (the Blue Peter book award, like the Costa, got the chop) then Jamila Gavin’s thoughtful, engrossing new novel should clean up.” The Times
“An exceptionally well-told and compelling account of friendship, courage and love.” Sunday Times
Gwen, Noor, Dodo and Vera are four very different teenage girls, with something in common. Their parents are all abroad, leaving them in their English boarding school, where they soon form an intense friendship. The four friends think that, no matter what, they will always have each other. Then the war comes.
The girls find themselves flung to different corners of the war, from the flying planes in the Air Training Auxiliary to going undercover in the French Resistance.
Will the four friends ever see each other again?
When the war is over, who will be left to tell the story?
A heartbreaking and gripping novel of hope, fear and unbreakable friendship.
If the name Jamila Gavin is new to you, do check out this classic sequence of novels from the 1990s, the Surya trilogy