But their world changes forever when an unnamed aggressor invades England and begins a years-long occupation. Daisy and Edmond are separated when soldiers take over their home, and Daisy and Piper, her younger cousin, must travel to another place to work. Their experiences of occupation are never kind and Daisy's pain, living without Edmond, is tangible." Amazon.com Review
This book was a strange reading experience for me. The lack of punctuation and run-on, long, long, long, sentences took some getting used to; but were actually perfect for the voice of Daisy. She is such a conflicted character and watching her grow up made the book. She was not appealing at all at first; and it was slow going there for a while; but things pick up and the story becomes so compelling. This is not a pretty story, but very realistic and thought-provoking. I liked how a young reviewer on Amazon.com related to setting a war in England in the future without the constraints of actual history but with the all-too-real burdens of the deprivations, grief and hardships of war. I did struggle with the ending of the book, not the fact that it was not a fairy-tale, happily-ever-after ending; but that it seemed to end so abruptly. I just needed some more details. But overall, I found it to be a well-written, topical and fascinating book.
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