When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him.
Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway.
But when their past catches up with them, they're forced to leave and it becomes more and more difficult to stay together as a family.
Will they be able to? And will they ever find a place, like Whiteway, where they will be safe again?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/03/2011
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781849392495
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Review by charlottejones952
Going into this book, I was surpised at the simplicity of the writing style, but if you bear in mind that the narrator is an eleven year old girl, I think that the writing really suits the age group of the protagonist and draws you into the story. I think that although the writing style was quite simple, there were still some really emotional moments which made me realise how heartbreaking some of the events that these characters had to endure were.<br/><br/>This is a novel which is based on real life events and I think that because I knew this before I started reading, the things that happened felt a lot more real and it was more emotional because I already knew that it wasn’t completely fictional.<br/><br/>This was an extremely quick read and I think it would be suitable for all age groups, even younger readers and the events that happen although they are sometimes sad, seem to conclude in a satisfying way. The characters were enjoyable to read about and on the whole, I think that this book gave an interesting view on World War II, looking at the experiences of the children rather than the soldiers fighting.