“A marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions.”
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Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian is one of my all time favourite books. I have read it several times over the years and each time it is still just as good as the first time. Although it is aimed at younger readers, I believe the emotions and the story can appeal to a large audience of readers.
A beautifully written book about a shy evacuee called William Beech who gets paired to live with the bitter Mr Tom Oakley.
As the story develops their bonds grow closer and stronger, becoming almost like a family unit. A unique perspective to look at the effects of war, the account of this fictional young Evacuee, William, covers some serious issues such as loss, home-sickness and dysfunctional families, that evacuees may have had to deal with.