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Heavy subject, but an excellent read!,
This review is from: Mavis's Shoe (Paperback)
This novel is told from the point of view of a ten-year-old child caught up in the Clydebank Blitz and separated from her mother and sister in the chaos. I found it totally compelling for the honesty of her reactions as she works out what is going on, who to trust and how to survive. She is a fully rounded, complex, tough little creature and everything rings true about her thoughts and actions. The portrayal of her shock and post-traumatic stress is all the more moving because we are allowed to witness it rather than being told about it by an adult or an external narrator. A great piece of writing.