September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.
Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.
Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.
It is SOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! good even my mum wanted to read it
By Jacky Rabbit Tickles on:
I love this book sooooooo much that this is the 4th time I have read it in 2 years!!!
By Skippy Crystal Telescope on:
It is fantastic!! Loved reading it!! I recommend this book because Shirley is an amazing girl and a brilliant influence on determined girls!
By Tilda Echo Planet on:
This is a little sad for me but I still love it! Shirley is Fab! She is a bit like me. I love this book!
By Jessie Apple Girl on:
I am on the 13th chapter so it is so good
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