Goodnight Mister Tom
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...This title is winner of the Guardian... show more
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...This title is winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
Publish date: 1983
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
It had a sweet and happy start. It took a turn in the middle and got sad, but that quickly ended. I'm not completely sure how I feel about the ending. It's kinda like a bitter-sweet feeling. Definitely recommend you read this book.
The first half of this book is just plain sweet and cozy. Yes, a little sappy, but I don't mind a little sap every now and then. I think the book takes an unfortunate turn about half-way through - too jarring and melodramatic when paired with the idyllic first half. Still, overall it's a sweet sto...
I only put books on my shelf that I would recommend to others. If I can't say good things about a book you won't find it here because many other readers might love what I leave on my 'unreadable' pile - I think that's the fair way to review on a site like this.
Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jxnk/Goodnight_Mr_Tom_Episode_1/ At Phoenix Theatre, West End this month: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/goodnight-mister-tom/phoenix-theatre/What a horrible mother.Zack! Noooooooooooo!
I felt curiously distant towards this book most of the time. It felt like it was trying to hard to earn my affections, and make me care about the characters without really earning it. The issues surrounding child abuse are well done, and the characters themselves are entertaining, but somehow the tw...
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