First published: 2011
Page count: 221
The back says: When Lizzie’s dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway. But when their past catches up with them, they’re forced to leave and it becomes more and more difficult to stay together as a family. Will they be able to? And will they ever find a place, like Whiteway, where they will be safe again?
I say: I didn’t like this.
Perhaps it wasn’t Mitchelhill’s intention, but the underlying preachy tone of it all put me off it. Having said that, it was educational and I appreciated the note clarifying that Whiteway is a real place.
It was a quick read and although I tried, I couldn’t find any real interest in Lizzie and her family, so 2/5.