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Josie Under Fire (Historical House) (The Historical House) Paperback – 19 Nov 2004
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About the Author
Author biography Ann Turnbull was born in Hertford during the Second World War. Since 1974 she has written more than 25 books for children, specializing in stories with historical backgrounds. In 1992 her novel, Pigeon Summer, was shortlisted for both the Smarties Award and the WHSmith Mind-Boggling Book Award.
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The book is about a girl called Josie who goes to stay with her Aunty Grace and cousin Edith whilst her Mother is visiting her Grandmother, who has broken her hip in the blackout. Soon Josie is joining in with the local children. But is what they are doing right or not?
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However, at her cousin's house she sees--and joins in reluctantly with--a classmate who is teased, kicked, and bullied. She knows it is wrong, but does not want to lose the only "friends" she has. However, when she tells her friends--just for attention--a fact that she has just learned, that this girl's family has German background, she realizes she went too far and sticks up for the girl.
I liked the book, although it's not extremely dramatic. The author is British. The book reminds me of an American Girl kind of story; it's decent, has good morals, and girls will love the "realness" of it. We all need to "oomph" to stand up for what we believe at times.