No Time to Wave Goodbye is a heartbreaking story of the children that were evacuated during the WWII air raids on England. Ben Wicks wanted to provide a different side of the story. The author himself was part of the kinder transport system and was placed in a few foster families over the course of 3 years. Wicks reached out to the other children that had buried these memories deep in their minds. We get to see how the war affected the children and not just the war heroes of the historians, but actual people that had to suffer through this tragedy. No Time to Wave Goodbye is a quick and easy read. It's written very similarly to the published journals I am forever posting about. If you're a history buff and need a new book, this is definitely the one for you!
Monday, November 3, 2014
Ellen Hopkins has done it again.
Matt lost his brother to suicide and he blames everyone but himself. His girlfriend supported him every step of the way, through school, friends, and his deadbeat family. He never expected to lose her, he couldn't lose her. But he does. Shrink Martha says it's good to talk about feelings, that communication is key. But Matt finds communication not with his Christian-y girlfriend, but with his friend Alexa. Alexa understands him better than anyone ever could. Besides his brother Luke ,of course. Luke was his best friend and he couldn't stop him from taking his own life. He knew the struggles Luke was going through and did nothing to help. Maybe we all are just a bunch of mean aliens. Through the twist and turns of Rumble, we realize just how precious life really is. I'd love to keep my review summary going, but the urge to include spoilers is too strong!!
If you need help, get it. Suicide is not the answer.
I'm always here for each of you.
Call the Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Get the help you need.
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