This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Published by Faber & Faber
Written by Emma Carroll
Illustration: Julian De Narvaez

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

I felt light-headed too, as if everything was unreal – like I was watching myself in a film.

This book in three words:


I’ve really been enjoying reading middle-grade historical fiction, and this one of my absolute favourites – ever! It is a gripping historical mystery set during the Second World War, and one which I read in one sitting as I just couldn’t put it down!

This is historical fiction at its pinnacle.  It is a story of mystery and revelation, of loss and hope, of togetherness and separation, of prejudice and enlightenment.  It is a story of ordinary people determined to offer help to those in great need … what a powerful message!

You can read more about this incredible story in my review:  Letters from the Lighthouse

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

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