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Blitz - a Wartime Girl's Diary 1940 - 1941 (My Story) Diary – 5 May 2008
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I could only share what I had learned and regale her with tales my parents (who were wartime shildren told me) but I couldn't give her the emotional responses she wanted, only facts.
This book, however, put the history of the Blitz into a child friendly format, presented from a childs point of view. Reading Edie Benson's story totally captivated my daughter and she read the whole book, a little over 150 pages, in just one day.
She's learned things that will help her with her schooling and she's found the answers to questions that we simply couldn't provide her with. I would recommend this book for young but mature readers.
This account is told from the point of view of Edie (Edith) Benson, who turned 12 as she wrote her diary. She sees the demolition of large parts of London by German bombs, the evacuation of many of her friends and the stress that the war causes her family. They build an air raid shelter in their garden and spend long periods of time sheltering from the bombs, food is rationed and school stops.
Suitable for quite young children, this book is an accessible way to learn about some of the human consequences of war.
Written in the form of a teenage girl's diary you really get a feel for how it would have been to live through them terrifying times in London and what the Londoners had to endure on a daily basis. Edie is a really likable character full of Cockney spirit and I really enjoyed reading about her life through the time of the Blitz.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great read I was 6years old when war started so this was in my era. It brought back quite a few memoriesPublished 5 months ago by Nimrod
for any of you who dont actualy fall asleep in your history lesons and enjoy them ( thats me ) i really recomen it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ernest koszel
This story was probably one my favorites from the "My Story" historical series. It is a very personal, firsthand account told from Edith's point of view of World War II in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. Shamma
I thought that this book was Great it really gives you a proper in site into what life was like during the blitzPublished 18 months ago by Jess Wilcox
A nice little book which, I believe may be aimed at children rather than adults.Published 19 months ago by Rosalettia Bryce-Hicks