Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer MDG
Maggie Leigh is trying to be a normal girl. But that's hard
when London is in the midst of World War II and German bombs
are raining on the city every other day. After an attack
that leaves Maggie's aunt in a coma, Maggie's
ultra-religious mother sends her to a faraway boarding
school in Wales. The school is run by nuns that are even
more religious than her mother and slightly crazier to boot.
After only one day at the school, an incident on the beach
occurs, one that causes Maggie and her three friends to flee
for their lives.
This book was weird. Most of the
characters were really odd, with the exception of the
protagonist Maggie, and maybe a few minor characters. I have
read other books where girls in this time period are sent to
boarding school, and this doesn't compare at all. I feel
like the author wanted to write a historical novel, but
didn't quite know how to do it. So he wrote in a lot of
things, like the crazy nuns, to add to the "creep" factor
and then turned the plot upside with a huge twist at the
end. I want to say if this story was better written, I would
have liked it, but even then I don't think I would.
Reviewer City, State and Country:
Aston, Pennsylvania United States