The Escape [Paperback]
- Hachette Children's Books
- Publication Date:
- 05 February 2009
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An excellent introduction to the series. Full of boys own type action but with a bit more depth than these type of stories from a generation ago. Good for boys but excellent female characters - thoughtfully written but plenty of action. Very skilled work from the author......
Summer, 1940. Hitler’s army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist.
This book is mass market paperback rubbish. It is full of stereotypes and violence of the bullying kind.I can't see why anyone would want to read this kind of trash when there is such a plethora of great literature available. This kind of dated, "rah rah rah" British stiff upper lip writing should be relegated to the annals of history with all the other boy's own books of the past.I can think of many other books for teenagers with the same theme that are more meaningful, have well-drawn characters and are infinitely better written. I guess Robert Muchamore is a phase that will disappear in time.
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